Sick and Tired

When you are sick and tired, pray this psalm to God, expressing honestly your deepest feelings.

Psalm 6

Please, God, no more yelling,
     no more trips to the woodshed.
Treat me nice for a change;
     I'm so starved for affection.
. . .
 
I'm tired of all this -- so tired. My bed
     has been floating forty days and nights
On the flood of my tears.
     My mattress is soaked, soggy with tears.
The sockets of my eyes are black holes;
     nearly blind, I squint and grope.
 
Get out of here, you Devil's crew;
     at last God has heard my sobs,
My requests have all been granted,
     my prayers are answered.

Psalm 6, THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language. Copyright © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used with permission.

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