Seven times each day I stop and shout praises for the way you keep everything running right.
For those who love what you reveal, everything fits - no stumbling around in the dark for them.
I wait expectantly for your salvation; God, I do what you tell me.
My soul guards and keeps all your instructions - oh, how much I love them!
I follow your directions, abide by your counsel; my life's an open book before you.
Let my cry come right into your presence, God; provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word.
Give my request your personal attention, rescue me on the terms of your promise.
Let praise cascade off my lips; after all, you've taught me the truth about life!
And let your promises ring from my tongue; every order you've given is right.
Put your hand out and steady me since I've chosen to live by your counsel.
I'm homesick, God, for your salvation; I love it when you show yourself!
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)