A Song for Trying to Change

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Psalm 39

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A Song for Trying to Change

David had trouble with hasty speech. He would say and do things he really didn’t want to do. So, he tried being silent and saying nothing at all. Have you tried that? How did it work? It didn’t work for David; he got frustrated and begged God to make him able to do and say the right things, and able to remember how frail and short-lived we humans are. What are you praying for today

Day 165

Mighty Creator, You intended us for long, healthy lives full of love and goodness. We made a different choice, and now our short lives are filled with selfishness and sorrow. Help me to hide my life inside of You so that my days, short or long, will be fi

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Psalm 39:12

Psalm 39


39 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

12 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.