Wisdom from the Psalms 6/27


June 27

Psalm 79:11 
Let the sighting of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die.

Jack sat with his head hanging, hands dangling between his knees. Just over a year had gone by since he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend. He didn't do it, but no one believed him. Within hours, his life would be at an end, and the truth would never be known. What had his life really been for? He closed his eyes and prayed to God. Sometime during his prayer, a stay of execution came through. New evidence would reopen a case almost permanently closed.
 
When we despair of life itself, the Lord comes to us gently and with love. He stays beside us, bringing us comfort when we need it most. Through Jesus Christ, we have received the reprieve from death. Our prayers are heard, and the Lord will be faithful to answer every one.
 
Prayer: Sometimes I feel like my life is hopeless, Lord. It seems that I am serving out some kind of sentence. Lift that burden from me and let me experience life the way You meant for it to be. Amen.

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