In You, Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be put to shame.
2 In Your righteousness rescue me and save me;
Extend Your ear to me and help me.
3 Be to me a rock of dwelling to which I may continually come;
You have given the commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.
4 Save me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
From the a]grasp of the wrongdoer and the ruthless,
5 For You are my hope;
Lord b]God, You are my confidence from my youth.
6 I have leaned on you since my birth;
You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;
My praise is continually c]of You.
7 I have become a marvel to many,
For You are my strong refuge.
8 My mouth is filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all day long.
9 Do not cast me away at the time of my old age;
Do not abandon me when my strength fails.
10 For my enemies have spoken d]against me;
And those who watch for my e]life have consulted together,
11 Saying, “God has abandoned him;
Pursue and seize him, for there is no one to save him.”
12 God, do not be far from me;
My God, hurry to my aid!
13 May those who are enemies of my soul be put to shame and consumed;
May they be covered with disgrace and dishonor, who seek f]to injure me.
14 But as for me, I will wait continually,
And will g]praise You yet more and more.
15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And of Your salvation all day long;
For I do not know the art of writing.
16 I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord h]God;
I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.
17 God, You have taught me from my youth,
And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.
18 And even when I am old and gray, God, do not abandon me,
Until I declare Your i]strength to this generation,
Your power to all who are to come.
19 j]For Your righteousness, God, reaches to the k]heavens,
You who have done great things;
God, who is like You?
20 You who have shown l]me many troubles and distresses
Will revive m]me again,
And will bring n]me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 May You increase my greatness
And turn to comfort me.
22 I will also praise You with o]a harp,
And Your p]truth, my God;
I will sing praises to You with the lyre,
Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You;
And my soul, which You have redeemed.
24 My tongue also will tell of Your righteousness all day long;
For they are put to shame, for they are humiliated who seek q]my harm.
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I’m so excited the Northwestern Christian Writers Conference is joining us this month as a sponsor. If you have a story to tell but need guidance, you’ll find it at the Northwestern Christian Writers Conference. This year you have the option to attend in person or online.
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It is not a matter of if, but when, a crisis will break into our lives. Whether it’s a natural disaster or relational disaster, a broken wrist or a broken marriage, a baby miscarried or justice miscarried, crisis thrusts us into a season of recovery. The journey of recovery can arouse many emotions: shock, fear, anxiety, doubt, grief, anger.
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