God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish. (Psalm 9:18)
David, who sang this psalm, went through innumerable troubles before he became king. Even after becoming king, he battled several enemies who plotted against him.
Many of the psalms are his testimonies of how God, in whom he put his trust, took care of his life.
If we look back on our own lives, we can see that the good hand of the Lord has been with us too. No doubt, we must have despaired on many occasions, but God saved us finally.
David realized that even as king and with all the power and authority that he had, he still needed to depend on God Almighty for matters small and great. Overconfidence brought him troubles on several occasions.
Often in need, often afflicted, and experiencing God's mighty deliverance, the shepherd king, acknowledged the goodness of God by singing...God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
Let's then depend on our Savior Jesus Christ continually, for his mercies are unending and his faithfulness is everlasting.
Dr. Johnson Cherian