In Thee, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed
In Thy righteousness deliver me.
Incline Thine ear to me, rescue me quickly;
Be Thou to me a rock of strength
A stronghold to save me.
For Thou art my rock and my fortress;
For Thy name's sake,
Thou wilt lead me and guide me....
For Thou art my strength.
Into Thy hand I commit my spirit;
Thou has ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth.
Be gracious to me,
for I am in distress;
My eye is wasted away from grief,
my soul and my body also.
For my life is spent with sorrow,
And my years with sighing;
My strength has failed...
And my body has wasted away.
Because of all my adversaries,
I have become a reproach,
Especially to my neighbors,
And an object of dread to my acquaintances;
Those who see me in the street flee from me.
I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind,
I am like a broken vessel.
For I have heard the whispering of many,
Terror is on every side;
While they took counsel together against me,
They schemed to take away my life.
~Psalm 31:1-3,4b,9-13 NASB
Since I am afflicted and needy,
Let the LORD be mindful of me;
Thou art my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.
~Psalm 40:17 NASB
Cast your burden (what He has given you)
upon the Lord, and He will sustain you.
He never will allow the righteous
to be shaken (to totter).
~Psalm 55:22 NASB