Read Psalm 60 today.
He Will Tread Down Our Foes
To the choirmaster:according to Shushan Eduth. A Miktam of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram- naharaim and with Aram- zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
1 O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses;
you have been angry; oh, restore us.
It seems to me David is concerned about the broken defenses – the state of God’s kingdom, Israel, see:
2 Samuel 8:3
David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates.
…notice the reason is to restore power (presumably previously had, but now lost power – perhaps power that Israel had, not necessarily power that was specifically there during David’s reign so far?)
In the next section God responds: Psalms 60:6-8 …I’m noticing this more in the Psalms recently – that God seems to talk directly to the psalmists with an answer of some sort, often a encouragement or promise.
Lastly, Psalms 60:9-12 David indicates that his strength comes from God and pleads with God for help (v.11) then seems to have that assurance in his heart in verse 12:
With God we shall do valiantly;
it is he who will tread down our foes.