A Prayer of Trust in God HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David, after the Philistines captured him in Gath. 56 1Be merciful to me, O God, because I am under attack; my enemies persecute me all the time. 2All day long my opponents attack me. There are so many who fight against me. 3When I am afraid, O LORD Almighty, I put my trust in you. 4I trust in God and am not afraid; I praise him for what he has promised. What can a mere human being do to me? 5My enemies make trouble for me all day long; they are always thinking up some way to hurt me! 6They gather in hiding places and watch everything I do, hoping to kill me. 7Punish[T] them, O God, for their evil; defeat those people in your anger! 8You know how troubled I am; you have kept a record of my tears. Aren't they listed in your book? 9The day I call to you, my enemies will be turned back. I know this: God[U] is on my side— 10the LORD, whose promises I praise. 11In him I trust, and I will not be afraid. What can a mere human being do to me? 12O God, I will offer you what I have promised; I will give you my offering of thanksgiving, 13because you have rescued me from death and kept me from defeat. And so I walk in the presence of God, in the light that shines on the living.
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