Earlier in this Psalm the writer laments that, “You have taken from me my closest friends.” And this feeling of not only being abandoned by friends, but also by God is heard throughout this distressful Psalm. In fact, this is the only Psalm of lament that ends in a downcast note rather than in confidence and praise in the final verses. That’s because, when we rely on our feelings and emotions and not on God’s Word, it will leave us discouraged and hopeless every time. The Lord is our never fail friend. He is closer than a brother, (Proverbs 18:24) Who will always enjoy rather than refuse our presence. His friendship is fixed and stable, our relationship with Him never changing, steady and constant. We will lose beloved friends, but we will never lose the Lord’s Presence in our life.