for the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does. he loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth. but the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. we put our hope in the Lord. he is our help and our shield. in him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.
i will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. i prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. he freed me from all my fears. those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. in my desperation i prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. for the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. taste and see that the Lord is good. oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. the eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help. The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. the Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. the righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. for the Lord protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!