My Version of Psalm 79 – For when you feel very stupid.
Lord, my past is so shameful,
My stupidity reaches to the heavens,
I spend all day counting what I have done wrong,
But, you don’t do this to me,
Your count keeps going back to zero,
Totally forgetting all my past mistakes.
My dear enemy doesn’t do this,
He takes delight in pointing out what I have done,
He piles stupid on stupid,
To show me my idiocy,
Over and over he has circled,
Looking to make the final blow,
To find one more stupid thing,
That will destroy my life.
God’s way is so different,
He circles to wrap his arms around me,
Not to point out my stupidity,
His arms are loving and his voice is soft,
Affirming me, whispering love sounds,
That comforts my pitiful weeping.
Here’s what God’s says will happen –
My dear enemy is going to feel very stupid,
When God sees the damage he sought to do,
God won’t take it lightly,
He will show the enemy who is right,
He won’t get away with it,
My enemy will receive his dues,
And, it won’t be pretty for him,
When God let’s loose,
With the loving anger of a protective dad.
I love feeling safe with Dad,
I pray that my children will see God’s work,
And that they will have the same trust,
Because they know how God delivers.