1I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.
2Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.
4Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, save my life!”
5Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.
6The Lord protects the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.
7Return, O my soul, to your rest, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
(Psalm 116:1-7, NRSV)
Do you love the Lord?
If you do, why do you love the Lord?
This psalmist says they love the Lord because the Lord heard them cry when they were close to death and were encamped all around by enemies and the Lord heard them and saved them.
That is actually where all of us were. Death was knocking and we were sinking down in our sin and God reached in and pulled us out. Not because we were or are worthy but because God made us. The Lord loves us and will not let us fall.
Trust in the promise and love the Lord!