This morning I woke up early and, as its my most-of-the-time habit to do, read Psalms 27 and Proverbs 27…. because today is the 27th, duh.
And just like always…. there were a few verses that jumped out at me today, that God MUST have put right there, just for me.
At least I like to think so.
And if you didn’t know I was a geek before, NOW you do.
Today it was this verse, from the King James:
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
And in the NIV:
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
And in the Message:
12 Don’t throw me to the dogs, those liars who are out to get me, filling the air with their threats.
There will always be bullies, it seems. There will always be those who breathe cruelty and delight in being hateful and mean (see comments on this post if you don’t believe me).
Always those who lie to you and about you, and no matter how much damage they’ve donein the past, they will never stop.
Not willingly, at least…
My Hateful Commenter sent me a message last night that she plans MORE. Retaliation, she called it. AS if she hasn’t done enough already…
But its ok, because the good news is in the next verse…
In the King James:
13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
In the NIV:
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
And in The Message:
13 I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth.
This was a verse that was especially comforting to me during the worst days of my divorce: I believed that God would give me GOOD THINGS while I was still alive, good things that will make all the heartache and headaches worth suffering through.
And it will be. It might have gotten worse for a few months before it gets better, but someday… it will be better.
And the ones who Breathe Cruelty and the ones who defend that? They can have each other.