11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. 12 For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield. When life gets tough, where do we find refuge? That will determine whether we rejoice -- or despair. What is the righteousness of v12? It is nothing more than turning to him in our pain in order to find comfort. He will be our protector if we run to him. If we instead run away from him, we expose ourselves willingly to the attacks of the enemy. He will not serve us as Lord and Father if we do not want him to do so. But what life is there apart from him?