1 Declare me innocent, O God!
Defend me against these ungodly people.
Rescue me from these unjust liars.
2 For you are God, my only safe haven.
Why have you tossed me aside?
Why must I wander around in grief,
oppressed by my enemies?
3 Send out your light and your truth;
let them guide me.
Let them lead me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you live.
4 There I will go to the altar of God,
to God—the source of all my joy.
I will praise you with my harp,
O God, my God!
5 Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and my God!
(Holy Bible: New Living Translation - Ps 43)
A Prayer From Tim Keller, in The Songs of Jesus:
Lord, you are my vindication and reputation - it doesn't matter what anyone else says. You are my stronghold - nothing else can protect me from every danger, even death. You are my joy and delight - all others will desert me. If you are my God, why should I be downcast? Amen.