Thursday, May 17, 2007

Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God.
Do not forget the helpless.

~ Psalm 10:12 ~

We are very much aware that we live in a
broken world. Unfortunately, our broken
world is also filled with broken people.
In days of pain and anguish, in days when
those who hurt know their helplessness,
we have no other source than God to whom
we can turn.

The LORD, the covenant God of Israel, who
kept his promises,preserved his people and
produced his Messiah, is also the God who
stands by us. In the short run, there are
moments when he appears to not be watching
or listening or caring. What do we do in
those moments? Pretend we don't have our
feelings and doubts? No, we honestly cry out
to our LORD who has redeemed, saved, and
liberated in the past and call on him to
do the same in our day!

God of hope, do not be far from us in days
that are dark and menacing. Restore to us
the joy of living and the hope of good things;
give us comfort in our times of pain and anguish.
Lift up your hand and act to bring repentance
and renewal to our time, our families, our
culture, and your Church as you have done in
the past. In Jesus' name I pray.


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