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Psalm 88

Good morning brothers and sisters. Yes, it is barely morning. But this happens when God needs you up so He can be with you and no distractions. And when God says, "Rise my child, I need to talk to you." What do you do? You rise because He is God and He has something to say. And so I read today's Psalm and I can know how David felt.

1- O Lord, God of my salvation. I have cried out day and night before You.

2- Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry.

3- For my soul is full of troubles and my life draws near to the grave.

4- I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength,

5- A drift among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave. Whom You remember no more, and who are cut off from Your hand.

6- You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the depths.

7- Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and You have afflicted me with all Your ways. Selah.

8- You have put away my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an abomination to them; I am shut up, and I cannot get out.

9- My eye wastes away because of affliction. Lord, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You.

10- Will You work wonders for the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise You? Selah.

11- Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction?

12- Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

13- But to You I have cried out, O Lord, and in the morning my prayer comes before You.

14- Lord, why do You cast off my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me?

15- I have been afflicted and ready to die from my youth; I suffer Your terrors; I am distraught.

16- Your fierce wrath has gone over me; Your terrors have cut me off.

17- They came around me all day long like water; they engulfed me altogether.

18- Loved one and friend You have put far from me, and my acquaintances into darkness.

This is what it looks like when God sets you apart. Sometimes this journey is lonely from humans. And yes there is a reason for it. So I can learn to hear HIS voice in a world where all the voices are screaming the loudest. Rise up child of God, rise up! Have a blessed day!

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