(1) To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”
(2) I was mute and silent; I held my peace to no avail, and my distress grew worse.
(3) My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
(4) “O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!
(5) Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah
(6) Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!
(7) “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
( 8 ) Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the scorn of the fool!
(9) I am mute; I do not open my mouth, for it is you who have done it.
(10) Remove your stroke from me; I am spent by the hostility of your hand.
(11) When you discipline a man with rebukes for sin, you consume like a moth what is dear to him; surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah
(12) “Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.
(13) Look away from me, that I may smile again, before I depart and am no more!”
Sometimes, I want to be perfect. But in real, I am not a perfect one. I do many mistakes. A lot of mistakes. More than the number of my head hair. I feel very guilty. I sometimes even hate myself. I don’t know what to do. And now, I’m still waiting for my help.
(1) A David psalm. I waited and waited and waited for GOD. At last he looked; finally he listened.
(2) He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip.
(3) He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to GOD.
And I keep waiting..
(1) A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
(2) My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
(3) He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
(4) Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
(5) The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
(6) The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
(7) The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
( 8 ) The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore