God provides shelter (Ps 61:2-61:4)

“Lead me to the rock

That is higher than I.

You are my refuge.

You are a strong tower

Against the enemy.

Let me live in your tent forever!

Let me find refuge

Under the shelter of your wings!”

Selah

David wanted to be led to a high rock. God was his refuge like a strong tower against his enemies. He wanted to live forever in the tent of God. He wanted to find refuge in a shelter under the wings of God. This idea of the wings of God as shelter is quite common. The reference to a tent is probably a reference to the temple which is far away. This section ends with a musical interlude meditative pause, a Selah.

Yahweh saves the righteous (Ps 37:39-37:40)

Tav

“The salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh.

He is their refuge in times of trouble.

Yahweh helps them.

Yahweh rescues them.

Yahweh rescues them from the wicked.

Yahweh saves them

Because they take refuge in him.”

This long psalm ends with Yahweh as the savior of the righteous. In times of trouble he was their refuge. He helped them. He rescued them from the wicked ones. He saved them. He did all this for the righteous because they took refuge in him.