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Dec 15

Lord, I feel so raw, so physically sick, so emotionally wounded. It is hard to have much hope today. Things feel very dark and harsh, and your Love and kindness feel too far away in the future to be of much encouragement right now. Thank you, though, for reminding me over and over that I do NOT need to defend myself. Help me to just trust in you, and not to feel frozen in lonely despair.

 

Colossians 3:12‭-‬15 AMPC

Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper]. Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive]. And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony]. And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].

 

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