Psalm 60:12 (ESV) … “With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.”
The news of that victory had not yet reached David in this verse. Indeed, at this point the battle had not even been fought. Outward circumstances were unchanged. Everything was imperiled because the enemy had been able to win victories where all had been deemed secure. David, however, was confident that God is still on the throne.
If you have suffered a defeat lately, look well at your situation. You may find that you have acted without God, been overconfident. Or that you have neglected, perhaps, to guard properly against the wiles of the enemy in some area. You may have acted with the best intentions, for God’s glory and to further His kingdom, but you have left yourself open. It may even seem that all is lost. Go and stake your claim in this statement: “With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.”