Some days are a battle and sometimes those days stretch into weeks, months, even years. The last few weeks have been a battle, we have seen heartbreak and sadness at every turn. Sometimes just waiting and hanging on is winning.
David was ready to give up many times. He found fear and turmoil swirling around him, more time than he could count he would find himself hanging on and waiting. As he began to talk to God, something stirred within him. That something was Faith.
Believing even when he could not see the outcome.
Hang on my friends, wait and believe – the Lord is near.
To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me.
3 Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
4 Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day.
6 Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
According to Your mercy remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.
8 Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
9 The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth,
To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11 For Your name’s sake, O Lord,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
12 Who is the man that fears the Lord?
Him shall He teach in the way He chooses.
13 He himself shall dwell in prosperity,
And his descendants shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,
And He will show them His covenant.
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.
16 Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me,
For I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart have enlarged;
Bring me out of my distresses!
18 Look on my affliction and my pain,
And forgive all my sins.
19 Consider my enemies, for they are many;
And they hate me with cruel hatred.
20 Keep my soul, and deliver me;
Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
For I wait for You.
22 Redeem Israel, O God,
Out of all their troubles!
Lift up my soul, Lord.
I trust in You!
Don’t let the enemy win any longer.
I am not ashamed as I wait on You.
Show me Your ways, teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth.
You are the God of my salvation.
I will wait all day for You, Lord.
Thank you that You forget the sin of my youth.
By your mercy You remember me.
You are good and upright
You teach sinners, like me, the the way.
You teach me with Your mercy and loving kindness.
You show me the way to humility and justice.
The paths that lead to You are paved with mercy and truth –
When I reverence You and follow Your teaching
You lead me in prosperity and show me Your Word.
I fix my eyes on You.
When you turn Your eyes upon me,
You will lift me out of my distress, affliction and pain.
You forgive all my sins!
Deliver me Lord –
I am not ashamed to put my trust in You.
Let your integrity and uprightness preserve me –
while I wait for You. – Amen