In hope I pray: Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
[God declares me innocent because I trust in the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ, instead of in my own righteousness.]
The psalmist instructs: Offer sacrifices in the right spirit, and trust the LORD.
[The right spirit is “willingly and joyously”—1 Chronicles 29:17. And we are to “Trust, rely on and have confidence in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and feed (securely) on His faithfulness”—Psalm 37:3 Amplified Bible.]
With joy I offer You praise, Lord God: You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.
[The joy of abundant harvests and new wine lasts only until they are used up. God gives lasting joy—joy in His presence and pleasures at His right hand forever more—Psalm 16:11.]
(See Psalm 4:1,5,7 -NLT)