Trusting the Lord
1 The Lord is my fortress!
Don't say to me, “Escape like a bird to the mountains!”
2 You tell me, “Watch out!
Those evil people have put their arrows on their bows, and they are standing in the shadows,
aiming at good people.
3 What can an honest person do when everything crumbles?”
4 The Lord is sitting in his sacred temple on his throne in heaven.
He knows everything we do because he sees us all.
5 The Lord tests honest people, but despises those who are cruel and love violence.
6 He will send fiery coals11.6 fiery coals: Or “trouble, fire.” and flaming sulfur down on the wicked, and they will drink nothing but a scorching wind.
7 The Lord always does right and wants justice done. Everyone who does right will see his face.