Thursday, February 10, 2005

Psalms 6

LORD , do not rebuke me in your anger

    or discipline me in your wrath.

    2 Be merciful to me, LORD , for I am faint;

    O LORD , heal me, for my bones are in agony.

    3 My soul is in anguish.

    How long, O LORD , how long?

    4 Turn, O LORD , and deliver me;

    save me because of your unfailing love.

    5 No one remembers you when he is dead.

    Who praises you from the grave ?

    6 I am worn out from groaning;

    all night long I flood my bed with weeping

    and drench my couch with tears.

    7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;

    they fail because of all my foes.

    8 Away from me, all you who do evil,

    for the LORD has heard my weeping.

    9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy;

    the LORD accepts my prayer.

    10 All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed;

    they will turn back in sudden disgrace.

Be strong and courageous for the Lord your God is with you. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

These words probably mean nothing when you are so rightfully worn from the horror and pain you have experienced, but we hold onto them for you. We have hope. We are holding you up with a deep deep love. Hang in there.
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