No matter what difficulties we face, God – and God alone – is our help and hope. Are you mistreated? “He executes justice for the oppressed.” (7) Are you in financial need? “He gives food to the hungry.” (7) Are you enslaved to addictions? “The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.” (7) Do you need wisdom and guidance? “The LORD opens the eyes of the blind.” (8) Do you need encouragement? “The LORD raises those who are bowed down.” (8) Do you lack friends? “The LORD watches over the strangers.” (9) Is there no one to take care of you? “He relieves the fatherless and widow.” (9) In light of all this, we should - Place our hope in God, and in God alone. No man, even a prince, can give us help, even if he wants to. (3-4) - Praise the LORD at all times for His greatness and His goodness to us: “Praise the LORD, O my soul! While I live I will praise the LORD; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being… Praise the LORD!” (1-2, 10).