We all have troubles, but sometimes these troubles pass and we can look back with relief and gratitude to God. Sometimes God’s people were hungry and thirsty or in prison or sick, but the psalmist is always led to gratitude for God’s deliverance. We might call out to God during the hard times, but it’s good to show gratitude to God as well. The last part of the psalm recalls that God cares both for sailors and for farmers. Part of this psalm was often read in the Canadian Navy.
In Psalm 109, the psalmist knows he has a faithful heart, and he will give glory to God who protects him from his enemies. The psalmist recalls all the territories which belong ultimately to God. We could consider how confident we are that God is on our side; or better, that we are on his side.