Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance. I will come into your house with burnt offerings; I will perform my vows to you, that which my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble. I will offer to you burnt offerings of fattened animals, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah
I know, Lord, that You were testing us to demonstrate Your power and goodness. I know that out of this challenge came to a greater knowledge of You, that our eyes gained in clarity and that we now see You in greater detail and with increased understanding. I know that this trial has brought us to increased maturity in You, but Lord, we need Your Spirit to continue to enable that pure joy in our hearts.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 131
Evening: Psalm 56
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