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Sep 10

Good morning, Father.
Thank you for the nice morning walk in the misty rain, coming back home and it still being only 69 degrees outside — cool enough to open the window and the door! Father, my heart still aches, like my best friend has betrayed me or is mad at me. I know you are still caring for me, Lord. I just hurt, feeling like your Garbage instead of your beloved child. Help me to break free of this self-pity and sorrow, Lord. Help me to rejoice in your love once again, and to trust you fully with my heart. Amen.

Jeremiah 17:9-14 ERV

“Nothing can hide its evil as well as the human mind. It can be very sick, and no one really understands it.
But I am the LORD, and I can look into a person’s heart. I can test a person’s mind and decide what each one should have. I can give each person the right payment for what they do.
Sometimes a bird will hatch an egg that it did not lay. Those who cheat to get money are like that bird. But when their lives are half finished, they will lose the money. At the end of their lives, it will be clear that they were fools.”
From the very beginning, our Temple has been a glorious throne for God. It is a very important place.
LORD, you are the hope of Israel. You are like a spring of living water. Those who stop following the LORD will have a very short life.
LORD, if you heal me, I surely will be healed. Save me, and I surely will be saved. Lord, I praise you!

Lord, I cannot see any obvious evil in my heart, and I’ve already stopped doing the thing which you said was robbing me of some of my fruit. Still, I feel heartsick, weepy, unloved. Perhaps my unbelief, my lack of faith in your caring for my heart, is the evil you wish me to see. Lord, please help me let go of it. Help me to STOP foolishly trying to protect myself from the very One who is my Creator, my Comforter, my Lord. I lift my heart to you, Lord.


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