Let Your Heart Take Courage
1Of David. Adonai is my light and my salvation: whom should I fear? Adonai is the stronghold of my life: whom should I dread?
2When evildoers approached me to devour my flesh —my adversaries and my foes— they stumbled and fell.
3Though an army camp besieges me, my heart will not fear. Though war breaks out against me, even then will I be confident.
4One thing have I asked of Adonai, that will I seek: to dwell in the House of Adonai all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Adonai, and to meditate in His Temple.
5For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His sukkah, conceal me in the shelter of His tent, and set me high upon a rock.
6Then will my head be high above my enemies around me. In His Tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy. I will sing, yes, sing praises to Adonai.
7Hear, Adonai, when I call with my voice, be gracious to me and answer me.
8To You my heart says: “Seek My face.” Your face, Adonai, I seek.
9Do not hide Your face from me. Do not turn Your servant away in anger. You have been my help. Do not abandon me or forsake me, O God my salvation.
10Though my father and my mother forsake me, Adonai will take me in.
11Teach me Your way, Adonai, and lead me on a level path— because of my enemies.
12Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes. For false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
13Surely I trust that I will see the goodness of Adonai in the land of the living.
14Wait for Adonai. Be strong, let Your heart take courage, and wait for Adonai.