Updated: Sep 12, 2022
This Psalm reminds us that as followers of Christ we will experience many trials in life. But we are not on our own 'God is in his Holy Temple" which means he is looking down and is watching what is happening to you. He is providentially at work in your life and circumstances around you to bring good into the world. When he promises the upright will see his face God means that if you have a basic trust in God you will one day see his face! Be encouraged!
For the director of music. Of David.
1 In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain. 2 For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. 5 The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion. 6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.