This time through, let's focus a bit on the intensity of David's difficulties. He had endured the opposition of real enemies (Psalm 18:3). Sorrow and fear had become his constant companions (Psalm 18:4-5). He knew what it meant to be hated and afflicted (Psalm 18:17). Calamity and disaster were regular menu items for David (Psalm 18:18). The uncertain life that accompanies walking in darkness was the life that David was accustomed to (Psalm 18:28). He had a lot of stress and was therefore, in fact, distressed. But, what did he do in his distress? He looked to God for his deliverance (Psalm 18:50). And so fittingly, most of the rest of the Psalm is devoted to extolling God.