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The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, Psalm 42: 8-11

The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me—A prayer to the God of my life. I will say to God my Rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?" As with a breaking of my bones, My enemies reproach me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Isn't the key phrase, "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?" I know, to the very depths of my being that the LORD, God, the Almighty has not forgotten me. I know that my LORD's arms around me are far stronger than the Evil One's ill will. Why cannot I hear those infinitely varied hymns of praise during the night? How can I allow the hint of Your unfaithfulness to introduce discontent into my soul when I know that that the author of lies is the source? Why can I not sneer at the Evil One, laughing at his lies as I roll over and sleep the sleep of the redeemed?

Reading

Morning Psalm 34, Noon Psalm 119:81-88, Evening Psalm 123,

Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures.

Genesis 23, Ruth 2,Job 23, Psalm 23, Isaiah 23, Matthew 23, 1 Corinthians 2

Ny groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation. Set your own up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits.

I suggest either setting aside a period of the day to read all, or break the readings up into morning, mid-day, and evening series. Both approaches have their advantages, and both will build an awareness of the Bible as a whole over time.