The pray-er knows that there is finally nothing to fear because of God’s saving presence.
This is one of several psalms that speak firmly of a trust in God that enables them to face life without fear despite its very real dangers (vv. 2-3). A Christian missionary who once persecuted the church echoes the language of these psalms (which, of course, he prayed regularly) in his own confession of confidence (“If God is for us, who is against us?” Romans 8:31-39).
The A psalm is a song of praise. In the Old Testament 150 psalms comprise the psalter, although some of the psalms are laments and thanksgivings. In the New Testament early Christians gathered to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. closes with a call to faithful waiting, based on trust in God: “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (v. 14). The poet knows that success and earthly Blessing is the asking for or the giving of God's favor. Isaac was tricked into blessing Jacob instead of his firstborn Esau. At the Last Supper Jesus offered a blessing over bread and wine. To be blessed is to be favored by God. may not be seen in the moment but nevertheless is able to wait with other believers for God’s deliverance, precisely because of their enduring faith in the goodness of God (v. 13).