Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
– Psalm 23:4 (ESV)
Even in our darkest hours, in the times of our worst troubles, in the very deepest depths of despair, God is still with us. The Psalmist promises that God is there to provide the nourishment of comfort to our very souls. Even at the lowest points in our lives. Even at the end of our lives.
He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them. He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him.
– Psalm 72:12-14 (NLT)
Here is Gill, commenting on the King James Version of Psalm 72:12
For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth,…. Such as are not only in want, but are sensible of it, see their need of Christ and his righteousness, and salvation by him, and cry to him for the same, under a sense of their misery and danger; these he delivers out of all their troubles, and out of the hands of all their enemies, and supplies all their need;
the poor also; the poor in spirit; who acknowledge their spiritual poverty, and apply to him for the true riches; to these he gives gold tried in the fire, that they may be rich; he gives them grace here, and glory hereafter;
and him that hath no helper; that is in an helpless condition; can neither help himself, nor can any creature, angel or man, give him any help: but this being laid on Christ, and found in him, is given to him, whereby he is delivered out of a miserable state into a very comfortable and happy one; and such humane, kind, and tender regard to the needy, poor, and helpless, in this great King spoken of, is what engages to a cheerful subjection to him, and worship and reverence of him; more of which is expressed in the following verses, as the reason of the great esteem he should be had in.
Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.
– Psalm 112:5
The Lord does whatever pleases him throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths. He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses.
– Psalm 135:6-7 (NLT)
He covers the heavens with clouds, he prepares rain for the earth, he makes grass grow upon the hills.
– Psalm 147:8 (RSV)