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Envious

When you are envious, pray this psalm to God, expressing honestly your deepest feelings.

Psalm 73

No doubt about it! God is good --

     good to good people, good to the good-hearted.

But I nearly missed it,

     missed seeing his goodness.

I was looking the other way,

     looking up to the people

At the top,

     envying the wicked who have it made,

Who have nothing to worry about,

     not a care in the whole wide world.

Psalm 73, THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language. Copyright © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used with permission.

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