This is for anyone who is discouraged...
or feels alone...
or feels hedged in &/or put on the shelf...
or worries about having enough...
or just plain worries about everything...
or feels overwhelmed...
or is clueless...
or finds their life so confusing & inconsistent with what they thought life was gonna be...
or all of the above, or none of the about...
2b ...let all who are helpless take heart.
4 I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me.
He freed me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;
no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
6 In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened;
he saved me from all my troubles.
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
9 Fear the LORD, you his godly people,
for those who fear him will have all they need.
10 Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry,
but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.
15 The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right;
his ears are open to their cries for help.
17 The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help.
He rescues them from all their troubles.
18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
19 The righteous person faces many troubles,
but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.
22 But the LORD will redeem those who serve him.
one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.