“He redeems my soul in safety from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me” (v18). The psalmist’s battle was very serious; he used words like “fear and trembling” and “horror” (v5). He faced attacks on many levels, including a close friend who had betrayed him (v13), and he was both terrified and heartbroken. His instinct was to “fly away” (v6-7) from his troubles, but instead he remembered that God was the protector of his soul. “But I call to God, and the Lord will save me” (v16).
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you” (v22). Even in our hardest battles, God will lift our burdens and comfort our souls.