I love the LORD, because he has heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
Then I called on the name of the LORD:
“O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!”
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
The LORD preserves the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
I will walk before the LORD
in the land of the living.
I believed, even when I spoke:
“I am greatly afflicted”;
I said in my alarm,
“All mankind are liars.”
What shall I render to the LORD
for all his benefits to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the LORD,
I will pay my vows to the LORD
in the presence of all his people.
Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his saints.
by: Dorothy Noel.
In the worst of times, faced with the threats of our fellow man, with lies and death around every corner, we call on God to save us. He is gracious to us, saving us from all manner of iniquities. God recognizes the pains in our earthly lives and will always provide us rest in Him. This rest is a place of safety without threat of harm. In His unending compassion, we find relief, no matter the situation. This relief brings us to praise Him. Rested, we are able to turn our full attention to the greatness of our Lord, and relish the experience of His presence.'