Psalm 56 New Living Translation

A Prayer of Trust

56 1  O God, have mercy on me, for people are hounding me. My foes attack me all day long. 2  I am constantly hounded by those who slander me, and many are boldly attacking me. 3  But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. 4  I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? 5  They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting to harm me. 6  They come together to spy on me- watching my every step, eager to kill me. 7  Don't let them get away with their wickedness; in your anger, O God, bring them down.

8  You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. 9  My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know: God is on my side! 10  I praise God for what he has promised; yes, I praise the Lord for what he has promised. 11  I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? 12  I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help. 13  For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.


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