Many and Bitter

I love Psalm 71:19-21, and I even scribbled it on a page from my prayer journal to give to a friend who is having a hard time today. It says:

Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
    you who have done great things.
    Who is like you, God?
 Though you have made me see troubles,
    many and bitter,
    you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
    you will again bring me up.
You will increase my honor
    and comfort me once more.

As spring bursts forth in every direction today, I like thinking about God restoring, bringing back from the depths of despair, increasing honor, and providing comfort. Why not pray for a new season for the people in your life who are having a hard time today? Pray that, though they see troubles, many and bitter, God would call forth springtime in their soul.




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