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Read Psalm 86:1-10 and 16-17


Read Psalm 86:1-10 and 16-17

       Listen to me, LORD, and answer me,
      for I am helpless and weak.
      2Save me from death, because I am loyal to you;
      save me, for I am your servant and I trust in you.

      3You are my God, so be merciful to me;
      I pray to you all day long.
      4Make your servant glad, O Lord,
      because my prayers go up to you.
      5You are good to us and forgiving,
      full of constant love for all who pray to you.

      6Listen, LORD, to my prayer;
      hear my cries for help.
      7I call to you in times of trouble,
      because you answer my prayers.

      8There is no god like you, O Lord,
      not one has done what you have done.
      9All the nations that you have created
      will come and bow down to you;
      they will praise your greatness.
      10You are mighty and do wonderful things;
      you alone are God.

      16Turn to me and have mercy on me;
      strengthen me and save me,
      because I serve you, just as my mother did.
      17Show me proof of your goodness, LORD;
      those who hate me will be ashamed
      when they see that you have given me comfort and help.


...for I am helpless and weak.' (Psalm 86:1) . We keep trying to face life in our own strength.  We want to take the credit for our success and blame others for their failures.  When we accept our frailty and weakness.  When we recognize that everything is by God's grace alone.  We set ourselves free to humbly depend on him.


I am helpless and weak. (Verse 1) But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful.  (Verse 15)  Turn to me and have mercy on me; strengthen me and save me. (Verse 16)

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