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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.
* The Message version © by Eugene H. Peterson.
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