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I’ve been reading through Psalms. What a treasure-house of wondrous words! Psalms remind me of a roller coaster of emotions! Down in
abject despair and up to the glorious praise and worship of our Father.

Psalm 31: 3-5: Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Keep me free from the trap that is set  for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, LORD, my faithful God.

Lord, keep me free from traps; the traps of anger, resentment, bitterness, envy, ego because Lord you are my refuge. I commit myself to you; staying on the path You have crafted for me, continuing to receive knowledge and trusting You will give understanding.

Psalm 31 7-10: I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. You have not given me into the  hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place. Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.

Lord, how I am filled with gladness in the knowledge that You love me! You see the times of affliction and anguish but You always work for my good;
placing my direction in a spacious place. When I am in distress, growing weary, when my body grows weak; strength me with Your loving medicine.

Psalm 31: 14-17: But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who  pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. Let me not be put to shame, LORD, for I have cried out to you.

I trust You, Lord! My times are in Your Hand! Help me to see the work You have assigned to me. Help me to have the strength to finish the work You
planned for my life. Your unfailing Love will never desert me. When I cry out to You, let Your face shine down on me.

Psalm 31: 19-20: How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.  In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing  tongues.

Father, I take refuge in Your abundant Love. Everything you give me is good. You keep me safe in the shelter of Your presence. You bestow on me the best of
the best and I can rest in Your presence.

Psalm 31: 23-24: Love the LORD, all his faithful people! The LORD preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.  Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

I can be strong in the heart-knowledge that You, Lord, are ever faithful. You preserve me with hope. I am filled with Your love, Lord and for that I am
ever-grateful. Let my time be guided by Your Hand.

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