Floundering. Gasping for air. In thick water I can feel but cannot see. Then I sense your voice speaking to me, stirring my soul: “Look up, child. Put your feet on the rock bottom. It is solid ground. Holy ground. Stand up and live.”
—Missy Buchanan, Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms (Upper Room Books, 2010)
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[God] lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
—Psalm 40:2 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. —adapt. Reinhold Niebuhr, “The Serenity Prayer”
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