“Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name. Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me” (Psalm 119:132-133, ESV).
God’s mercy is ever the hope of His people. The psalmist pleads for God’s help according to His grace and promise. The character and covenant of God prompts us to call upon Him in every need. Notice that in the latter verse the particular plea of the psalmist is for God’s guidance and protection of his way through life—that God would lead him and keep him from becoming ensnared by sin.
In the very walk of faith, God is our hope and strength. Let us seek Him for the grace to keep steady steps and a loyal heart. We need His grace not only when we fall, but to keep us from falling. When we think we are strong on our own we are vulnerable and in danger of falling; when we fix our eyes on Him in dependence and trust, we are strong.