Many are rising up against me.
Many are saying of my soul,
"There is no deliverance for him in God."
But You, O Lord, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts up my head.
I was crying to the Lord with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy mountain.
I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me round about.
Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God!
For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek;
You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
Salvation belongs to the Lord;
Your blessing be upon Your people!
Sometimes when I read about "adversaries" in the Psalms, I think of them as the devil and his demons. Psalms like this one become a great comfort when I think about how God has ultimately conquered evil and has saved me. In this Psalm especially, I see that God is my shield, my protector, my comforter, He lifts up my head, He hears and answers, He sustains me, and He blesses His people.