Sunday, January 29, 2012

Psalm 116 in my own words

I love that the LORD has heard my voice and my earnest prayers attentively.
Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of death were around me, the terrors of grave overtook me.
I saw only trouble and sorrow.
But I called on the name of the LORD, "Please, LORD, save me!"

The LORD is merciful and righteous, yes, our God is compassionate.
The LORD preserves the thoughtless; when I was brought low (oppressed) he saved me.
My soul, return to your rest!
For the LORD has been generous toward you.

Yes, you have rescued me from death, my eyes from tears and my feet from falling.
I will go on walking in the presence of the LORD in the lands of the living.
I will keep on trusting even when I say,
"I am utterly miserable," even when, in my panic, I declare, "Everything human is deceptive."
How can I repay the LORD for all his generous dealings with me?
I will raise the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.

I am forever thankful that the LORD is giving me abundant life everyday. Stage IV cancer is diminishing.

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