Thankfully, both for Jesus, and for David, all was not dark. Even while David suffered, he acknowledged, “Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel” (v. 3). David knew that God had a long history of rescuing his people from their troubles. Even while others mocked him, David confessed to God, “Yet you are he who took me from the womb” (v.9, meaning, “You, O God, have had your eye upon me and remained near to me since my birth!”). Both David and Jesus would soon be able to rejoice, “You have rescued me!” (v. 21), and would be able to declare that God “has not hidden his face … but has heard” (v. 24).