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Jun 10

Lord, I am feeling a bit lost and discouraged this morning. It is probably super-temporary, so I am not worried about it. And I KNOW that you will lead me forward, and I am just over-thinking, over-analyzing, anyways. Please help me to just relax into you, into the day, into this beautiful below-70 breeze coming in through my window. Nothing is wrong, nothing is changed… I just lost a little momentum, that is all. I look out and see far too many paths stretching to the distant horizon. I know you would allow me to choose quite a selection of them, but I am doubting my ability to do well on ANY path at this moment. Please help me to remember that I do not get where I am going on my own steam, in my own strength. Having faith in MYSELF is not what pleases you, and does not do HALF the good that having faith in YOU does, Lord. I give you my ambition and all my little petty concerns. I give you my talents, my goals, my dreams, and my skills. Help me to just leave these burdens at your feet, and walk forward as the FREE ONE you have created me to be.

Psalm 32 ERV

A maskil of David. It is a great blessing when people are forgiven for the wrongs they have done, when their sins are erased. 
It is a great blessing when the LORD says they are not guilty, when they don’t try to hide their sins. 
Lord, I prayed to you again and again, but I did not talk about my sins. So I only became weaker and more miserable. 
Every day you made life harder for me. I became like a dry land in the hot summertime. Selah 
But then I decided to confess my sins to the LORD. I stopped hiding my guilt and told you about my sins. And you forgave them all! Selah 
That is why your loyal followers pray to you while there is still time. Then when trouble rises like a flood, it will not reach them. 
You are a hiding place for me. You protect me from my troubles. You surround me and protect me, so I sing about the way you saved me. Selah 
The Lord says, “I will teach you and guide you in the way you should live. I will watch over you and be your guide. 

Don’t be like a stupid horse or mule that will not come to you unless you put a bit in its mouth and pull it with reins.” 
Many pains will come to the wicked, but the LORD’S faithful love will surround those who trust in him. 
Good people, rejoice and be very happy in the LORD. All you who want to do right, rejoice! 


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