A friend of mine (Amy) burned her left hand over the weekend in hot cooking oil. She has 2nd and 3rd degree burns and will be at the hospital today having it scrubbed. She has five children under the age of 10, and her husband is overseas serving in the Army.
Also I found out last week a childhood friend of mine her mother (Inez) has lung cancer. Their not sure yet what stage it is in. But we are all devastated. She was like a second mother to me during my teen years. Either I was at their house or my friend (Vera) was at mine.
Sometimes it is so hard to ask prayer for ourselves. But I need God's help in finding a job. That is one reason I have been under so much stress lately. It's the summer and I would like to be enjoying it with my kids. But there are underlying circumstances beyond my control that is forcing me to find a job. I know there is nothing though that we go through that He can't carry us through. He is with us no matter what the circumstance may be. Whether it's the feelings of betrayal, bitterness, rejection, and hurt. He is there with us.
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men;
protect me from men of violence,
2 who devise evil plans in their hearts
and stir up war every day.
3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's;
the poison of vipers is on their lips.
4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;
protect me from men of violence
who plan to trip my feet.
5 Proud men have hidden a snare for me;
they have spread out the cords of their net
and have set traps for me along my path.
6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God."
Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 O Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer,
who shields my head in the day of battle-
8 do not grant the wicked their desires, O LORD;
do not let their plans succeed,
or they will become proud.
9 Let the heads of those who surround me
be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.
10 Let burning coals fall upon them;
may they be thrown into the fire,
into miry pits, never to rise.
11 Let slanderers not be established in the land;
may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor
and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Surely the righteous will praise your name
and the upright will live before you.