This is a psalm of praise written by King David. It is said that it was his last psalm. His last psalm was pure praise of ADONAI and a declaration of faith based on a life of experiences — good and bad.
Most likely, this psalm — written by David — was a psalm of ascent. Ascent as in walking up to the Tabernacle in worship. This psalm has a wide range of themes, from conquering God’s enemies, defending widows and orphans, to remembering the Israelites in the desert, to warnings to kings of the nations, etc. But today’s verse, and many others in this psalm, is about comfort.
The difference between rolling around in our fear and going nowhere and turning our fear into worship, is taking those fears to our Heavenly Father.
Context. Today’s verse is nestled within a Song of Ascents (vs. 1). Many scholars believe these were psalms sung by Jewish pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem or possibly while ascending Mount Zion or the steps of the Temple.