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Fran Lafferty

Fran Lafferty

I shall yet learn, and grow beyond the immaturity of adulthood. I shall again laugh, and learn the wisdom of a child.

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Oct 12

Hello, Lord.
I am feeling a little sorry for myself this morning, I must admit. I think it is mostly this disheartening COLD and WET blanketing Iowa for the last weeks or so. THANK YOU that next week is supposed to be sunnier and a little warmer!! Until then, Lord, please help me to just give my sore shoulder and the lump on my inside elbow to YOU, and please show me what I can do to help myself be healthier. Please help it to heal a bit by the time the better weather gets here, so I can get more done on cleaning/organizing the new camper — and finally cleaning out the popup camper! Lord, YOU are the Master of timing, and you have proven your faithfulness over and over. Help me to relax and trust you and focus on the things I CAN control — my own attitude and behavior. Help me to be brave enough to do my digital work, despite feeling discouraged. Help me to just put my head down and do what I know needs to be done, and help me to be flexible and aware enough to know when you have something ELSE for me to do instead. I trust you completely, Lord, and I put my little self and all my little frailties into your big, loving Hands. Amen.

Psalm 25 ERV

A song of David. LORD, I put my life in your hands. 
I trust in you, my God, and I will not be disappointed. My enemies will not laugh at me. 
No one who trusts in you will be disappointed. But disappointment will come to those who try to deceive others. They will get nothing. 
LORD, help me learn your ways. Show me how you want me to live. 
Guide me and teach me your truths. You are my God, my Savior. You are the one I have been waiting for. 
Remember to be kind to me, LORD. Show me the tender love that you have always had. 
Don’t remember the sinful things I did when I was young. Because you are good, LORD, remember me with your faithful love. 
The LORD is good and does what is right. He shows sinners the right way to live. 
He teaches his ways to humble people. He leads them with fairness. 
The LORD is kind and true to those who obey what he said in his agreement. 
LORD, I have done many wrong things. But I ask you to forgive them all to show your goodness. 
When people choose to follow the LORD, he shows them the best way to live. 
They will enjoy good things, and their children will get the land God promised. 

The LORD tells his secrets to his followers. He teaches them about his agreement. 
I always look to the LORD for help. Only he can free me from my troubles. 
I am hurt and lonely. Turn to me, and show me mercy. 
Free me from my troubles. Help me solve my problems. 
Look at my trials and troubles. Forgive me for all the sins I have done. 
Look at all the enemies I have. They hate me and want to hurt me. 
Protect me! Save me from them! I come to you for protection, so don’t let me be disappointed. 
You are good and do what is right. I trust you to protect me. 
God, save the people of Israel from all their enemies.

Lord, I thank you for the twittery little birds flitting about, just outside my camper window. They seem so content in the cold rain that it seems just a little sunnier outside. Please help me to accept your will for me with that type of sweet innocence, flitting about my day with joy. Amen.


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