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Psalm 116 Help Of The Helpless

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Psalm 116 Help Of The Helpless

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Psalm 116

I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: I said in my haste, All men are liars. What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people, In the courts of the LORD’S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD." (Psalm 116, KJV)

Psalm 116
Help of the Helpless
The writer was helplessly sick,
But God heard his cry for mercy,
And delivered him from death.
“I will call on him as long as I live.”

I think of the hymn, “Abide with Me.”

“When other helpers fail,
and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless,
O abide with me.”

In helplessness, no ray of hope,
All seemed powerless and dead
Beyond earthly powers I cried,
And found help in God alone.

God is a great comfort in death’s
Hour. He watches over His people
Making His presence known;
The greatest solace ever found.

How may we repay God for mercies?
To quote Spurgeon:

“The best return for one like me,
So wretched and so poor,
Is from his gifts to draw a plea
And ask him still for more.”


(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003
Link To Devotional
Thigibh a nis le buidheachas
n a gheataibh-san a steach,
Is thigibh fòs le maladh mòr
an cùirtibh naomh a theach :
Is thugaibh dha mòr-bhuidheachas,
ainm beannaichibh gu binn.

Psalm 100: 4


"Beware of the false prophets! They come to you wearing sheep's clothing, but underneath they are hungry wolves! You will recognize them by their fruit. Can people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?
Matthew 7: 15-16 Complete Jewish Bible

Dear friends, don't trust every spirit. On the contrary, test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.1 John 4:1 Complete Jewish Bible



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