28. Psalm 31- My Times are in Your hands

In You Alone YHWH do I seek refuge, Let me never be put to shame, in Your Righteousness Deliver me! Incline Your Ear To me, Rescue me Speedily! Be a Rock of Refuge for me, a Strong Fortress to Save me! Yea, You Are my Rock and my Fortress, for Your Names’ Sake Lead me and Guide me, Take me Out of the net which is hidden for me, for You Are my Refuge. Into Your hand I commit my spirit, You Have Redeemed me, O Lord, Faithful God. You Hate those who pay regard to vain idols, but I trust in You YHWH. I will rejoice and be glad for Your Steadfast Love, because You Have seen my affliction, You Have Taken heed of my adversity and have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy, You Have Set my feet in a broad place. Be Gracious To me, O Lord, for at times I do distress, as if my eye is wasted from grief, my soul and my body also. As if my life is to be spent with sorrow and my years with sighing, my strength failing because of my misery and my bones wasting away. I am proud to be the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to bad neighbors and of dread to false friends, some who see me in the street avoid me. Yet to some I am forgotten like one who is dead, I have become like a broken vessel. And I hear the whisperings of many, treachery on every side! As some scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life. But I trust in You YHWH. I say: “You Are my God.” Yea My times are in Your Hand, Deliver me from my senseless enemies and persecutors! Let Your Face Shine on Your Servant, Save me in Your Steadfast Love! Let me not be put to shame, O Lord, for I call on You, Let the wicked be put to shame, Let them go dumbfounded to the grave. Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the Righteous in great pride and contempt. O how abundant is Your Goodness, which You Have Laid Up for those who fear You and Wrought for those who take refuge in You, in the Sight of mankind! In the covert of Your Presence You Hide them from the plots of men, You Hold them Safe Under Your Shelter from the strife of tongues. Blessed Be YHWH for He Has Wondrously Shown His Steadfast Love To me when I was beset as in a besieged city. I had said in my alarm: “I am driven far from Your Sight.” But You Did Hear my Supplications, when I cried to You for help. Love YHWH, all His Saints! He Who Preserves the faithful, but Seriously Requites those who act arrogantly. Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for YHWH!