Rejoicing in Answered Prayer
A Psalm of David.
1To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock:
#Ps. 35:22; 39:12; 83:1Do not be silent to me,
#Ps. 88:4; 143:7; Prov. 1:12Lest, if You are silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
2Hear the voice of my supplications
When I cry to You,
#Ps. 5:7When I lift up my hands #Ps. 138:2toward Your holy sanctuary.
3Do not take me away with the wicked
And with the workers of iniquity,
#Ps. 12:2; 55:21; 62:4; Jer. 9:8Who speak peace to their neighbors,
But evil is in their hearts.
4#(Ps. 62:12); 2 Tim. 4:14; (Rev. 18:6; 22:12)Give them according to their deeds,
And according to the wickedness of their endeavors;
Give them according to the work of their hands;
Render to them what they deserve.
5Because #Is. 5:12they do not regard the works of the Lord,
Nor the operation of His hands,
He shall destroy them
And not build them up.
6Blessed be the Lord,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
7The Lord is #Ps. 18:2; 59:17my strength and my shield;
My heart #Ps. 13:5; 112:7trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.
8The Lord is their strength,
And He is the #Ps. 20:6saving refuge of His anointed.
9Save Your people,
And bless #(Deut. 9:29; 32:9; 1 Kin. 8:51; Ps. 33:12); 106:40Your inheritance;
Shepherd them also,
#Deut. 1:31; Is. 63:9And bear them up forever.