Month: April 2015

Encouragement from Psalm 31

The Psalmist wrote:

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress!

My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also.

For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing;

My strength has failed because of my iniquity, and my body has wasted away.

Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, especially to my neighbors,

And an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street flee from me.

I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind,

I am like a broken vessel.

For I have heard the slander of many, terror is on every side;

While they took counsel together against me, they schemed to take away my life.

Someone remind me: why do we expect the Christian life to be easy and comfortable?