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Write a Psalm

342. Write a Psalm

Can you imagine the various people who wrote the psalms that we have. Some of them were praising. And some of them were questioning. Some of them were angry. You can do that when you write your own psalm. Ten years ago I wrote a psalm based a little on Psalm 13.

Why? Why this? Why Me?

Psalm 13 – How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

hard to remember the promises of God,

the generosity of God,

the lovingness of God

in the middle of hard times,

in the midst of painful times,

and I ask why—why God—why this—why me?

I toss and turn

cry out with anger and frustration

shout my questions

vent each feeling

from the center of my being

God receives it all

and sends back love and promises

of course—love and promises

for my God is the God of listening

the God of taking in all

the questions

anger

frustration

feelings

and giving back the promises

that are never withdrawn

giving back the love

that is never withheld

in the midst of the pain

that has only diminished

a little

I feel the bounty

of a God who gives

© Copyright 2002 by Ann Freeman Price

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