Psalm 4

“But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him” (v3).  As his honor was “turned into shame” by people using lies as weapons (v2), the psalmist found dignity and self-respect in belonging to God.  He learned to be angry but “not sin,” to ponder a hard situation without taking it into his own hands (v4).  When he looked around for solutions, he saw that God’s favor was all he needed (v6).
“You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound” (v7).  All the rewards and pleasures of the world are nothing compared to the joy of friendship with God.