Unhappiness is always a result of "not being able to do something I want to do, have something I want to have, or concern about what others will think of me.”
David Benner, The Gift of Being Yourself, p. 78,
quoting M. Basil Pennington in True Self/False Self.
David's prayer becomes our prayer
Psalm 119:9-16 (Beth)
How can a young person live a clean life? By carefully reading the map of your Word. I’m single-minded in pursuit of you; don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted. I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart
so I won’t sin myself bankrupt. Be blessed, God; train me in your ways of wise living. I’ll transfer to my lips all the counsel that comes from your mouth; I delight far more in what you tell me about living than in gathering a pile of riches. I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you, I attentively watch how you’ve done it. I relish everything you’ve told me of life, I won’t forget a word of it.
The Message Translation
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