Re: Verse reading–Psalm 69 (day three)
“I am forced to restore what I did not steal. You, God, know my folly…”  One’s own heart appears blameless at first: “Many are my enemies without cause.”  But in the give and take of honest conversation with God, the heart comes into clearer focus: “My guilt is not hidden from you.”  That confession does not excuse malicious behavior from those who position themselves as enemies.  It does, however, restore the soul’s ability to rest in God’s safekeeping during times of hostility.  A cry for God’s help can become a review of your own life before the Lord.  If you’ve ever wondered, “How did it come to this?”  then let these ancient words teach you how to live from this moment on in a world in which everyone—even you—needs God’s forgiveness and wisdom and promise.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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