Psalm 57 – Day 2

In A Cave, But Confident.
(Based on Psalm 57)

I ask You to show me favor, O God,
Please show me favor.
I have put my life in Your hands for protection,
Not this cave in which I’m hiding.
All my hope, trust and confidence is in You.
And I will keep putting my  hope, trust and confidence in You
Until You have caused all this trouble to pass me by.
I cry out to the Most High God!
To You, God, who alone can bring a fitting conclusion to the affairs of my life.
You simply have to say the word from heaven,
And I am saved from being plucked off by those who would destroy me,
From all who are out to crush me.
You speak and Your mercy and truth replace all the hatred and lies.
I feel like a man who is surrounded by hungry lions,
They are burning with the desire to consume me.
But they’re really men with literal spears and arrows,
And whose words against me pierce like a sharp sword.
So I ask You to rise up, O God!
From Your place in the highest heavens,
Rise up and let Your glory fill the earth!
My path is surrounded by traps,
I have to walk bent over so that I don’t fall into one of them.
They’ve even dug a pit just for me,
But instead they’ve fallen into it themselves!
My heart is ready for anything, O God,
My heart is ready for anything!
Which is why I can offer You praise even now.
I am excited!
I get up early and lift up Your praise in song!
I will praise You along with all those who believe in You,
But I will also praise in front of those who don’t.
Your unfailing love knows no limits,
And Your faithfulness to me is boundless.
So I ask You to rise up, O God!
From Your place in the highest heavens,
Rise up and let Your glory fill the earth!

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