Psalm for Today (You’re Here) ~ a song I wrote for a friend dealing with betrayal

Psalm for Today (You’re Here)


I could have sworn you were right by my side
Prayers uninhibited; I had nothing to hide
Then all this went down
And I looked around,
Nowhere to be found was your presence,
All I need is your presence
.
This all began with the one I knew best
Damn disappointment put me straight to the test
Now it’s from all sides
Friends are droppin’ like flies
C’mon, hear my cries for your presence
All I need is your presence!
Pre-chorus:
And I will have all of the strength that I need
To take back what my enemy’s taken from me
Chorus:
(Cause) You’re here; You’ve been here all along
I trust you’ll restore everything that’s gone wrong
You’re here. You’ve been here all along
That’s why I’m gon’ keep on singing my song
Sing the following w/same tempo, but in half-time & acoustic:
Pre-Chorus
Chorus x2
“Singin’ my song” x3
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raising the bar, pt.2 “bless those who curse you”

luke 6:27, 28; romans 12:20, 21

“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” “…if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head…Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”

raise the bar:

we are “set apart”! we are sanctified. we can’t afford to treat people who’ve have done us wrong (or for that matter, like mike guglielmucci, shamed the Christian faith), how the world would treat them. then what makes us any different than the world!? for Christ’s sake! literally. for the sake of Jesus, who gave up his throne in heaven and eventually gave up his dignity & his very life-blood. for the sake & glory of Jesus who forgave us our every sin, we need to strive as one body to live above the standards of your average joe…even your average Christian joe.

one major way we can do this is by forgiving beyond what we think we can, by praying. how about somethin’ like, “Lord, i wanna see _____ the way you see them. even though they did this, give me compassion for them & help me see past my own hurt. give me your eyes for them. your heart for them. forgive them.” or if you can’t muster up all that with sincerity, then heck, start with a simple, “God, show ____ your love today”. what if two weeks of that consistent prayer leads to actually meaning it…which leads to real forgiveness…which leads to freedom and maybe even restoration and salvation?! itellyouwhat. get ready to take the limits off of His blessings when you act in obedience.

Q 4 U:

when’s the last time you blessed someone who cursed (or mistreated) you? do you think it’s tougher, the closer that person is to you?

we’ve all been judged or shamed. we remember the pain. or do we? does the extent to which we give grace to others depend on how long ago it was given to us?