I am insignificant and despised, but I don't forget your commandments.
Your justice is eternal, and your law is perfectly true.
As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.
Your decrees are always fair; help me to understand them, that I may live.
I pray with all my heart; answer me, LORD! I will obey your principles.
I cry out to you; save me, that I may obey your decrees.
I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.
I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.
In your faithful love, O LORD, hear my cry; in your justice, save my life.
Those lawless people are coming near to attack me; they live far from your law.
But you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)