Read Psalm 31:9-16
9Be merciful to me, Lord,
for I am in trouble;
my eyes are tired from so much crying;
I am completely worn out.
10I am exhausted by sorrow,
and weeping has shortened my life.
I am weak from all my troubles;b
even my bones are wasting away.
11All my enemies, and especially my neighbours,
treat me with contempt;
those who know me are afraid of me;
when they see me in the street, they run away.
12Everyone has forgotten me, as though I were dead;
I am like something thrown away.
13I hear many enemies whispering;
terror is all round me.
They are making plans against me,
plotting to kill me.
14But my trust is in you, O Lord;
you are my God.
15I am always in your care;
save me from my enemies,
from those who persecute me.
16Look on your servant with kindness;
save me in your constant love.
Psalm 31 describes what Jesus might have experienced on Good Friday as he went to the cross alone. But verses 14-16 shine a light of hope.
My trust is in you, O LORD; you are my God. I am always in your care; save me from my enemies... ...look on your servant with kindness; save me in your constant love.