Trusting God for Help
For the director of music. To the tune of “The Dove in the Distant Oak.” A miktam of David when the Philistines captured him in Gath.
1God, be merciful to me because people are chasing me.
The battle has pressed me all day long.
2My enemies have chased me all day.
There are many of them fighting me.
3When I am afraid,
I will trust you.
4I praise God for his word.
I trust God. So I am not afraid.
What can human beings do to me?
5All day long they twist my words.
All their evil plans are against me.
6They wait. They hide.
They watch my steps.
They hope to kill me.
7God, do not let them escape.
Punish the foreign nations in your anger.
8You have recorded my troubles.
You have kept a list of my tears.
Aren’t they in your records?
9On the day I call for help, my enemies will be defeated.
I know that God is on my side.
10I praise God for his word to me.
I praise the Lord for his word.
11I trust in God. I will not be afraid.
What can people do to me?
12God, I must keep my promises to you.
I will give you my offerings to thank you.
13You have saved me from death.
You have kept me from being defeated.
So I will walk with God
in light among the living.