"Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer."
What have I been meditating on?
Who am I supposed to be?
Could I just slip into a crack and disappear?
Oh, fickle heart of mine!
You look too much to thyself!
Fix your gaze on the One
Who makes all things good...
"You see the real me
hiding in my skin
broken from within.
Unveil me, completely
I'm loosening my grasp
There's no need to mask
Because You see the real me...
is what You see
when You look at me..."
I must will myself to believe this
I am wonderful to Him
I am beautiful to Him
Dear God! Please remove the dark clouds that so oft seem to surround.
Do bad things really come in 3's?
Someone said that and I'm kinda freakin'... know I shouldn't.
We've already experienced 2 very difficult things this year.
Now it could be that we are hurtling fast and steady towards more difficulty.
Dear God! Hear our petitions!
Must we face another test?
Must you chasten us more?
Maybe God removes a "gift" if it is standing in the way... He has a greater plan that I can not see. His chastening is preparation.
"May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble...
May He grant you according to your heart’s desire,
And fulfill all your purpose.
We will rejoice in your salvation,
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners!
May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.
May the King answer us when we call."