In my anguish I cried to the LORD,
and he answered me by setting me free.
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid,
what can man do to me?
The LORD is with me, he is my helper.
I will not look in triumph on my enemies.
I was pushed back and about to fall,
but the LORD helped me.
The LORD is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
I will not die but live,
and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
The LORD has chastened me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
You are my God, and I will give you thanks;
You are my God, and I will exalt you.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
– Selected verses from Psalm 118