1 To you, O Lord, I call;
my rock, do not refuse to hear me,
for if you are silent to me,
I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplication,
as I cry to you for help,
as I lift up my hands
toward your most holy sanctuary.
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked,
with those who are workers of evil,
who speak peace with their neighbors,
while mischief is in their hearts.
4 Repay them according to their work,
and according to the evil of their deeds;
repay them according to the work of their hands;
render them their due reward.
5 Because they do not regard the works of the Lord,
or the work of his hands,
he will break them down and build them up no more.
6 Blessed be the Lord,
for he has heard the sound of my pleadings.
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts;
so I am helped, and my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
8 The Lord is the strength of his people;
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
9 O save your people, and bless your heritage;
be their shepherd, and carry them forever.
This is David’s an urgent prayer but still we can read confidence of faith in his prayer. ‘Hear my cry for mercy, Lord. You are the fortress and salvation. I lift up my hands and I call to you for help.’
How can we live as Christians in this difficult time? I think faith is the answer to the question. When we trust our God who loves us, I am sure that we all experience God who says, “I am laying in Zion a foundation stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation: “One who trusts will not panic.” (Isaiah 28:16)
Holy God we trust you with all our hearts. You are the strength and shield of your children. You are our help and hope, heavenly father. We praise you and give thanks to you. We believe that you will protect us and deliver us from the time of hardship. Amen
Trust God! He will give you a new hope today!