Forgiveness

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The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand. . . .
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.
–Psalm 121:5,8
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My mind goes out and comes in,
addressing past grievances against me,
perceived or maybe real.

But the Lord is my keeper,
I’m not an apt keeper.

My Lord, please keep these grievances—
they cage me when I keep them—
Keep them for me.
You are judge, I am not.

Keep them,
free me from them.
Let me cease going out and coming in from them
and rest in your shade,
the shade of one who loves me
and doesn’t hold grievances against me.

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One Response to Forgiveness

  1. Caroline says:

    Beautifully written words of truth! Thank you for the reminder, that the Lord is our Keeper of the good, bad, everything, etc. I love, “I’m not an apt keeper”. Beautiful!

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