Psalm 31

Trusting God in difficult times.

1–8 Praying for deliverance
9–13 Sorrowful effect of slander
14–18 Committed trust in God

  • Jesus quoted verse 5 on the cross (Luke 23:46); Stephen similarly (Acts 7:59); Peter taught it (1 Pet 4:19).
  • Often when people speak evil about you (called slander) you must trust the Lord through it instead of trying to clear your own name (v. 13).
  • When life is hard cry out to the Lord (vv. 8–13) and never lose faith in Him (vv. 14–18).