OK, this morning I read something rude on Facebook about my family! And my gut reaction was that of an 8th grade girl not being invited to THE party. I puffed up like a frightened rooster. The whole "words, they cannot hurt me" was flooded and overcome with, "How dare they!"
So, yes, God, I needed this Psalm today, but I will sing and pray a more personal version:
How long, Adonai?
Will you forget my beloved ones forever?
How long will you hide your face from she who is dear to me?
How long must I keep asking myself what to do to fix things myself,
with sorrow in my heart every day?
How long must my anger and frustration dominate me?
Look, and answer me, Adonai my God!
Give light to my eyes, or I will explode and say and do things that cause harm to those I love.
Then my enemy would say, “I was able to make her violate her own values”;
and would rejoice at my downfall.
But I trust in your grace,
and my heart rejoices as you bring me to safety,
reminding me you are greater than any anxiety I have.
I will sing to Adonai, because he gives me
even more than I need and does the same for those I love..