Psalm 109 is one of those called “imprecatory” ----calling down terrible curses on those who do evil against the writer. It is not hard for me to identify with his expressions of outrage at the wrong. I know very well the human reaction to unfair judgment and false accusation. It is more difficult to understand the desire for violent retribution which the psalmist expresses so vividly. My temptation is to wish for vindication and at least an apology from the person who has wronged me. Neither may be forthcoming. What then?
“But thou, O Lord God, deal with me as befits thy honor” (v.21).
That is certainly a safe prayer to pray! Leave the other to God, ask for whatever God wants to give or do in and to me, which will glorify Him, that “the greatness of Christ will shine out clearly in my person … for to me life is Christ” (Phil 1:20-21).