David wrote Psalm 7 in response to an accusation of wrongdoing. The title of the Psalm suggests it was a pretty hefty allegation, possibly treason against Saul. Regardless of what the charge was, David knew he was innocent.
David describes his pain as if a lion had torn his soul apart. (Verse 2). But in his distress David turned to the LORD. He knew God was his refuge. Refuge is a word we tend to use often. We can forget its meaning, we can lessen its strength. A refuge is a place of safety and protection. If an animal lives on a refuge, it cannot be hunted. If we abide in The LORD, we cannot be touched or hurt be the enemy. David knew that.
David also knew that God would take care of the problem and his enemy. David didn’t have to defend himself. He knew he was innocent and he knew God knew the truth. He invited the LORD to test and judge him.
Verses 8-11 read,
“The Lord judges the peoples;
judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness
and according to the integrity that is in me.
9 Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
and may you establish the righteous--
you who test the minds and hearts,
O righteous God!
10 My shield is with God,
who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
and a God who feels indignation every day.”
Do you trust God like that? Do you understand that if you are blameless then you don’t have to fear judgment? You don’t have to shout your innocence from the mountaintops. You don’t have to protest for everyone to hear. You simply trust God to be who He says He is. God judges justly. God protects the righteous. Even when it seems like the wicked are winning, you can know they will be judged.
If Jesus is your Lord, then God sees you as righteous. Jesus was your propitiation. God’s great grace means you can trust God to be your refuge, your haven, your sanctuary. Whatever problems you face, God is big enough to handle them.
God is mighty. You can trust Him to take care of it for you. God is your shield, He saves the upright heart. He saved you! You don’t have to be concerned about how everything will turn out. You win.
If you leave it to God, maybe that person who did you so wrong will also find out that God loves them. Maybe they will turn to Jesus. If not, then they will dig their own traps, they will eventually pay for the sins they committed. But God longs for them to turn to Him. Your actions can affect that.
So go ahead, give it to God, whatever your problem is, be it evil being done to you, be it any worries you have. Verse 17 reads,
“I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.”