7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you,
while you sit enthroned over them on high.
8 Let the Lord judge the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,
according to my integrity, O Most High.
9 Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
and make the righteous secure—
you, the righteous God
who probes minds and hearts.
10 My shield is God Most High,
who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
a God who displays his wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent,
he will sharpen his sword;
he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
he makes ready his flaming arrows.
God looks deep within the mind and heart. Nothing is hidden from God. Is this comforting to you? Your thoughts are an open book to God. God knows your motives. You do not have to impress God or pretend to be someone you are not. You can trust God to help you work through your weaknesses. He still loves you no matter what. As you truly follow God, he rewards your efforts.