Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
“In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me” (Psalm 120:1).
“In my distress” — right in the middle of real living.
“I cried” — acknowledging need, defeat, despair, sadness; proclaiming His goodness, power, faithfulness, mercy, greatness.
“Unto the Lord” — of course; to whom else would I turn?
“And he heard me” — no surprise there.