Our heart has not turned back, Nor have our steps departed from Your way; But You have severely broken us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death.
If we had forgotten the name of our God, Or stretched out our hands to a foreign god, Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart. Yet for Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord? Arise! Do not cast us off forever. Why do You hide Your face, And forget our affliction and our oppression? For our soul is bowed down to the dust; Our body clings to the ground. Arise for our help, And redeem us for Your mercies' sake.
Does my LORD sleep? Does He cast me off forever? Does He hide His face from me?Does he forget my affliction and my oppression? Does He not notice that I am bowed down to the dust and clinging to the ground?
No, a thousand times no. There is nothing above the earth, on the earth and under the earth that He is not completely and constantly aware of. No, He may not be answering my cries for help, knowing that I need more seasoning, more time to simmer and fret before being ready for His correctives?
Teach me, LORD, to accept your training.
Morning Psalm 38, Noon Psalm 119:1113-120, Evening Psalm 127
Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My 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.