Okay, you know what I’m talking about. It’s the kind of day when you have an ache or pain of some sort and the weather is against you, the telemarketers call before you’ve even had coffee, and EVERYONE is certain that YOUR challenges are NOTHING compared to their own litany of complaints. Then, yes THEN, they hit you with their demands for you to jump through hoops for them . . . oh, and they want IMMEDIATE action. Even if I wanted to drop everything and meet their unreasonable demands, today is a day when I simply cannot. So, I tried to find a place to hide . . . and someone in an online group I am a part of suggested we read the following. I did. My blood pressure began to stabilize . . .
King James Version (KJV)
32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
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what uplift and green pastures in Heavenly Father’s word!