2 Samuel 22:1 KJV
And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:
The Psalm is one of praise and rejoicing but it is also a song which reflects great troubles. David indicates that
• Waves of death compassed him and ungodly men had made him afraid (vs 5)
• His enemies were too strong for him (vs 18)
• That there were men that hated him ( vs 41) and
• That he had been delivered from the violent man (vs 49).
None of these should be taken as metaphorical or exaggerations. David's enemies were too strong for him and it was the Lord who had delivered him.
What joy comes to the believer when he, without ignoring that he has faced an overwhelming battle, recognizes that; not only God can but God has delivered him.
It is one thing to hope God will. It is a whole new matter to see that God has.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.