My husband and I are going through difficult trials right now, and
we have been for some time. Someone asked me how I was doing. Of course
I say “fine;” but what I really wanted to say was this:
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold
I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched
My eyes fail while I wait for my God
Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head
Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies
What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
While my eyes may fail me, the Lord will not:
Be strong and courageous
do not be afraid or tremble at them
for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you
He will not fail you or forsake you.