In my reading this morning, I came across Psalm 71. It recalls the faith of someone who has been following the Lord since his youth and is now at the latter part of his life. Though there is no particular author given, I could see David as an old man looking back over the years and recalling how God had protected him and cared for him: From the mighty Goliath to King Saul. From the enemies of Israel to being chased by his own child. God had watched over David throughout his life.
The Psalmist here reflects on God as his “rock of refuge” and his “fortress.” God had delivered in the past and now, as the Psalmist is apparently going through another attack at the hands of his enemies, he still trusts in the Lord. Psalm 71:14 says this, “But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.”