Hold My Hand
PSALM 25—a Paraphrase
© 2010 Jeanne E Webster. All rights reserved
To You, my loving God, I bundle up my entire being and offer it to You.
I trust in You for everything, Father.
Don’t let me down.
Don’t let sin win out over me.
Yes, I know You won’t fail anyone who clings close to You.
The wicked ones will hang their heads in shame for the evil things they do.
Let me see your character, Father.
Teach me more of You.
Hold my hand as You disclose the reality of Your being,
For You’re the One and only God.
I wait always for Your presence.
Father, bring Your gentle mercies of love to mind,
For they go back to my beginnings.
Wipe away the foolish evil things I did when I was young,
With a loving heart, break bread with me,
For You are all good and righteous.
Almighty God is honorable and mighty.
He will show people their sinful ways.
He will show mercy to those who are sorry for their wrongs.
He will instill in them the virtuous things of life.
God is loving, kind and steadfast
To those who live righteously.
For Your sake, Father,
Forgive my sins, for they are numerous.
Who doesn’t revere God?
He knows how to lead everyone in His ways, so
They will have peaceful spirits.
His heirs will be blessed with the land.
God remains with those who honor him.
He will let them know what he expects of them.
My focus lies on my God,
For He will rescue me from the pit.
Look on me and have mercy,
For I am forsaken and sick at heart.
My problems are getting worse.
Oh, save my life!
See how sinful I am.
Forgive my sins!
Glare at the many people seeking to harm me.
They despise me and are cruel.
Protect me and rescue my life.
Don’t forsake me, for I trust You.
Wrap me in Your integrity and uprightness,
For I wait for You.
Ransom Your people Israel, Lord,
And let them be free of their burdens.