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Friends in Christ Weekly Message
March 31, 2012

Be kind to me, GOD - I'm in deep, deep trouble again.
I've cried my eyes out; I feel hollow inside.
My life leaks away, groan by groan; my years fade out in sighs.
My troubles have worn me out, turned my bones to powder.
To my enemies I'm a monster; I'm ridiculed by the neighbors.
My friends are horrified; they cross the street to avoid me.
They want to blot me from memory, forget me like a corpse in a grave,
     discard me like a broken dish in the trash.
The street-talk gossip has me “criminally insane”!
Behind locked doors they plot how to ruin me for good.

Desperate, I throw myself on you: you are my God!
Hour by hour I place my days in your hand, safe from the hands out to get me.
Warm me, your servant, with a smile; save me because you love me.

Psalm 31:9-16 (Message*)

No matter how bad things may seem, you still have a God who loves you. In our God, you may be warmed and saved no matter what your circumstances. Trust in your one, true Friend on whom you can always count.

Bill Samuel

* The Message version © by Eugene H. Peterson.

©2012 Friends in Christ, Inc.

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