(3-4) BUT YOU! Circle that phrase in your Bible or remember that phrase as we go along. There is nothing wrong with sorrow over current circumstances, but there is always a BUT YOU for the Christian. Sorrow may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning as David shouts the truth in his heart and soul.
Remember this: What is true about God is true about God, no matter how I feel. David recognizes that no matter the circumstances now, the Lord was the one who placed him on the throne and the Lord was the one in control. When David says the lifter of my head, he is speaking figuratively about the state he is in. David has been in this state before. It is the state of a weary warrior gaining new strength. When you are weary in your heart, start reading the promises and characteristics of God and remember who your God is. Circumstances on earth seem so huge, but the one who spoke the world in existence is not disturbed by your family quarrel. He is strong enough, big enough and present in your time of trouble. Read Psalm 139 as an example.
Hope in the Psalms
In verse four he shows us the second response that David has. First, he remembered who his God was. Secondly, He prayed to that God. When you remember who your God is, you can pray to Him in confidence, for you know He is big enough to handle your problems.