Help

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
His faithful love endures forever.

Has the Lord redeemed you?
Then speak out!
Tell others He has redeemed you
from your enemies…

Some wandered in the wilderness…

“Lord, help!”
they cried in their trouble,
and He rescued them from their distress.
He led them straight to safety,
to a place where they could live.
Let them praise the Lord
for His great love and for the
wonderful things He has done for them…

Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom,
Imprisoned in iron chains of misery…

“Lord, help!”
they cried in their trouble,
and He saved them from their distress.
He led them from the darkness
and deepest gloom;
He snapped their chains.
Let them praise the Lord
for His great love and for the
wonderful things He has done for them…

Some were fools; they rebelled and
suffered for their sins…

“Lord, help!”
they cried in their trouble,
and He saved them from their distress.
He sent out His word
and healed them,
snatching them from the door of death.
Let them praise the Lord
for His great love and the
wonderful things He has done for them…

Some went off to sea in ships…

“Lord, help!”
they cried out in their trouble,
and He saved them from their distress.
He calmed the storm to a whisper
and stilled the waves.
What a blessing was that stillness
as He brought them safely into harbor!
Let them praise the Lord
for His great love and for the
wonderful things He has done for them…

The godly will see these things
and be glad…

Those who are wise
will take all this to heart;
they will see
in our history
the faithful love
of the Lord.
-Psalm 107

Father,
I have been selfish.

I have turned away from your commands
and turned toward my selfish ways.

I am hurting.

My heart cannot long for you
whilst longing for what you
have already given.
My mind cannot contain
your visions from heaven
along with my world-centered thoughts
and self-centered ambitions.

I am lost.

I cannot hear your voice
when my whole self is
working so hard to listen
to the voices around me,
specifically, the voices above me.

I am wounded.

I cannot pick up my cross
and follow you
when my hands are reaching
for what is no longer.

I am desperate.

My deepest need for you
has surfaced
after I have sought sustenance
from nearly everything
apart from you.

Lord, help!
I am crying to you
in my trouble.
Rescue me from my distress.
Let all that I am praise you
for your great love and for the
wonderful things you have done
for me.

Thank you Lord,
for you are good.
Your faithful love
endures forever.

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