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 proud people 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,
hoping 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,
13because you have saved me from death.
You have kept me from being defeated.
So I will walk with God
in light among the living.