It is difficult to live in a culture where words of peace are met with a hostile response. This psalm of ascent cries out to God for rescue from those who hate truth and peace. What was true of God then is true of God today: He hears and will answer.
In my distress I called to the LORD,
and he answered me. (v. 1 CSB)
Father, I live in distressing times. Lies and wars mark these days. I long for peace. I am thankful that I can call out to You for rescue from my distress. I am confident that You will answer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.