God is a foundation that is firm in troubled times (the Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble). God is there for all who seek (you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you). God does not require that we work out all of our shortcomings on our own. We need only willingly turn our problems over to God. Those who are humble and deny self-sufficiency will be taken care of by God. When we let go of our selves, we free ourselves to step into the flow Spirit, which is the ultimate guide to life. The Lord can lift us out of a life of pain and meaninglessness (gates of death).
The imagery of the wicked being destroyed by their-own hands is prolific throughout the Bible representing the law of God in action executing judgment. Sometimes clarity only comes because of the gift of undesirable consequences. Error thoughts and actions are based in a limited consciousness (let the nations know that they are only human). All of our false beliefs will eventually be exposed. It is most important that we understand the power of our thoughts, and that we are living the circumstances of our previous thoughts right now. With the guidance of the Christ within we can release the ones based in error and embrace the ones based in Truth. We are not just human, we are spiritual beings and our goal while we are on the earth is to be vessels of Divine activity. When all else fails we find our way back to God, the only sure foundation.
And so it is! Amen!