June 13, Psalms 116, I Love the Lord

1I love the Lord, because He hears

My voice and my supplications.

2Because He has inclined His ear to me,

Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

3The cords of death encompassed me

And the terrors of Sheol came upon me;

I found distress and sorrow.

4Then I called upon the name of the Lord:

“O Lord, I beseech You, save my life!”

5Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;

Yes, our God is compassionate.

6The Lord preserves the simple;

I was brought low, and He saved me.

7Return to your rest, O my soul,

For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

8For You have rescued my soul from death,

My eyes from tears,

My feet from stumbling.

9I shall walk before the Lord

In the land of the living.

10I believed when I said,

“I am greatly afflicted.”

11I said in my alarm,

“All men are liars.”

12What shall I render to the Lord

For all His benefits toward me?

13I shall lift up the cup of salvation

And call upon the name of the Lord.

14I shall pay my vows to the Lord,

Oh may it be in the presence of all His people.

15Precious in the sight of the Lord

Is the death of His godly ones.

16O Lord, surely I am Your servant,

I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid,

You have loosed my bonds.

17To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving,

And call upon the name of the Lord.

18I shall pay my vows to the Lord,

Oh may it be in the presence of all His people,

19In the courts of the Lord’s house,

In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord!

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Action: When should I call upon God to help me?