Another 18th Psalm, a blackout poem How do I go forward when my story seems to be encircled with weeping and great loss? King David found help in his King of kings, and he penned a God-inspired poem — Psalm 18. Although not nearly as verbose as Psalm 18, this blackout is a reminder to us that our King still listens and still responds with help. He has armed us with His Spirit’s perseverance and His Son’s namesake. With this truth, we can and will overcome the hard with joy. The King lives. He is my Chief. His purposes for me are good and great. Therefore, I give thanks.