In the One I take refuge
even when I want to flee
like a bird to the mountains.
The wicked are bending the bow;
They fit their arrow to the string
and shoot at the very heart of the world.
Still I put my trust in the One
who lives in the holy temple of my soul
whose throne is in heaven and on earth.
The One examines the good and the bad,
and hates those who make war.
The One causes the fires of regret
to burn up the oppressors;
their guilt is a scorching wind.
The One loves those who bring justice.
Those who do good
will look upon that holy face.
In the One I take refuge.
I put my trust in the One.
From Barbara Gibson's Psalms for Troubled Times: Prayers of Hope and Challenge