I sought the LORD, who answered me,
delivered me from all my fears.
Look to God that you may be radiant with joy
and your faces may not blush for shame.
In my misfortune I called,
the LORD heard and saved me from all distress.
Turn from evil and do good,
seek peace and pursue it.
The LORD has eyes for the just
and ears for their cry.
The LORD’s face is against evildoers
to wipe out their memory from the earth.
When the just cry out, the LORD hears
and rescues them from all distress.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted,
saves those whose spirit is crushed.
–Psalm 34:5-7,15-19