It has been said often, and John Goldingay (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41
) says it here, “Most of Scripture speaks to us; the Psalms speak for us.” Psalm 3 [after the jump] speaks for our complaints to God that yield, somehow and sometime, to trust and praise. Surrounded by enemies, the psalmist (here said to be David) trusts God when taunted by enemies.
3:1 Lord, how numerous are my enemies!
Many attack me.
3:2 Many say about me,
“God will not deliver him.” (Selah)
3:3 But you, Lord, are a shield that protects me;
you are my glory and the one who restores me.
3:4 To the Lord I cried out,
and he answered me from his holy hill. (Selah)
3:5 I rested and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord protects me.
3:6 I am not afraid of the multitude of people
who attack me from all directions.
3:7 Rise up, Lord!
Deliver me, my God!
Yes, you will strike all my enemies on the jaw;
you will break the teeth of the wicked.
3:8 The Lord delivers;
you show favor to your people. (Selah)