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Monday, January 05, 2009

Something that a dear friend passed along tonight...

...And I thought it was well worth sharing here also:
Psalm 56
(Of David; when the Philistines seized him in Gath)

Be gracious to me, O God, for people trample on me;
all day long foes oppress me;
my enemies trample on me all day long;
for many fight against me.
O Most High, when I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I am not afraid;
what can flesh do to me?


You have kept count of my tossings;
put my tears in your bottle.
Are they not in your record?


My vows to you I must perform, O God;
I will render thank offerings to you.
For you have delivered my soul from death,
and my feet from falling,
so that I may walk before God
in the light of life.

Remember folks: this is just the waiting room. And we are not guaranteed any safe passage or easy victory, or a comfortable walk through life. If anything, it is much more difficult to strive to live the life of a follower of Christ, than it is to put trust in the means and institutions of this world.