Living In Life’s Affliction

Psalm 90 The Message (MSG)

A Prayer of Moses, Man of God


1-2 God, it seems you’ve been our home forever;

    long before the mountains were born,

Long before you brought earth itself to birth,

    from “once upon a time” to “kingdom come”—you are God.


So don’t return us to mud, saying,

    “Back to where you came from!”

Patience! You’ve got all the time in the world—whether

    a thousand years or a day, it’s all the same to you.

Are we no more to you than a wispy dream,

    no more than a blade of grass

That springs up gloriously with the rising sun

    and is cut down without a second thought?

Your anger is far and away too much for us;

    we’re at the end of our rope.

You keep track of all our sins; every misdeed

    since we were children is entered in your books.

All we can remember is that frown on your face.

    Is that all we’re ever going to get?

We live for seventy years or so

    (with luck we might make it to eighty),

And what do we have to show for it? Trouble.

    Toil and trouble and a marker in the graveyard.

Who can make sense of such rage,

    such anger against the very ones who fear you?


Oh! Teach us to live well!

    Teach us to live wisely and well!

Come back, God—how long do we have to wait?—

    and treat your servants with kindness for a change.

Surprise us with love at daybreak;

    then we’ll skip and dance all the day long.

Make up for the bad times with some good times;

    we’ve seen enough evil to last a lifetime.

Let your servants see what you’re best at—

    the ways you rule and bless your children.

And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,

    confirming the work that we do.

Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!

Lord what more can I say you’ve been working on us even before the earth was created before there was sky,light and dark. From everlasting to everlasting you have always been God, you have been and remained our dwelling place. A place of acceptance and safety.Don’t turn from us now God. A thousand years is nothing to your eternity you give us now and promise when we’re put in the grave. All this anger and turmoil and trouble has become too much we feel we cannot go on. You’ve known us since before time began, you know each and every sin of every one of us.

Why if you have forever accepted us, created us, and for eternity to eternity loved us then I ask you why then do you spread plague and turmoils and hard times of your wrath across us and our land. We have no knowledge or understanding of such rage you send. Rage over the vey creation you made and the very ones who fear you most. Why is it not full love and acceptance you send us. Must we continue in this wrath and chaos we live amongst?

Teach us to live well. Teach us to live wisely.

Return to your times with us of love and peace to us and the land when you had taught I your very ways. Come back again and take away all this turmoil and pain we endure now. We are at our very end of our rope for us there is no more we can do we live in tribulations, trouble and wonder of when you will come and show us you will help us. We bare the scars that we journey feeling alone. Come back in love once again. We will rejoice and live in praises unto you forevermore as we have always tried. Remind us again of the good times and love, the memories of the good we once had seen. We live in and have witnessed enough evil to speak out for generations by generations. Is that not enough? Shall we still endure more? When again will we see you in the shepherds cloth when you once ruled and blessed your children accepting us and creating us your own with your very own hands? When shall we again see the compassionate and loving man who you’ve always been bringing out peace and diminishing all the evil, anger, and tribulation we now and for so long have faced. What happened to the good in life? Why can we no longer receive that? Why must evil and anger prevail? Rest on us in love as before praising and honoring what good we have brought forth and the bad we have overcome. What work of you and your very law is and is about? Accept our work we’ve maintained so hard to please you. Confirm it is and has always remained honorable in your sight. Only you are the law, only you can change outcomes at hand. Come take the evil from us and the land. Come back and once again let us remain in you, your teachings and walk along with you again as our leader. Let us once again see all the good over evil and the miracles and blessings you perform. Then will we not witness all this anger and evil, hateful acts and wrath we must endure. Is it not for you and love we live? Have you not forgotten our loving and good hearts? Be our refuge don’t turn from us and forget us. Maintain your title and meaning towards us. You are the only change we have, the only one who is in control of all good and evil. The only one who can bring us out of the darkness we are face to face with. Show us once again you, come back and bring us out of the pit we’re in. You o lord the good lord measures out the dark and the light in due proportions, and the result is life sad enough to be safe, and glad enough to be desirable. Lord, if we must die in this desert, if this whole generation must pass away in the wilderness, then, at any rate, give us the fullness of Thy favor now, that we may spend all our remaining days, no whether they be many or short term may we spend them in gladness and rejoicing with splendor and glory? May we continue to pray for mercy, for resignation of this wrath, and a blessing that will save us and overcome all root to evil showing us love once again. Find us in favor once again. Bring us back into strong faith in ourselves and in you. That in numbers we may cherish each day in life as a countless blessing you have made. To satisfy us at daybreak in your steadfast love. Death is near to the end, it fades and withers away with every evil act at hand. Our days have come to an end and circle and cycle we are trapped. Soon to be gone, and we fly away.

“Remaining calm in adversity is a sign of great spiritual strength. No matter what’s going on in your life right now, “Hold your peace!”

Such hardship we can not live for it is too long suffering for us. Bring us out of this pain

Deuteronomy 8:5 New Living Translation (NLT)

Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the Lord your God disciplines you for your own good.

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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