Today's scripture is Psalm 41. Go here to read it in your preferred version.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
2 The Lord
will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the
earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
10 But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
11 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
Blessed is the person who looks out for the poor or helpless - God will deliver this person in their time of trouble. God will PRESERVE me. And BLESS me. When people persecute me God will bring me out of it! God will give me strength, something I pray for often! When I feel exhausted, when I am run ragged, God will strength me. I must ask for this.
I have got to confess and repent every day. Beg God for mercy.
If people gossip or spread rumors or say bad stuff about me - even close friends - I have to turn to God in these situations. He will help me rise above those situations because of His love for me.
Blessed be God forever and ever.