(A Psalm of Julie)
How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever?
When will you deliver my family from the sick bed?
How long must my husband wrestle with migraines and fibromalgia,
and my family with croup, 5th Disease, c. pneumoniae, and bronchitis?
How long will germs and disease triumph over us?
Send help, O LORD my God.
Give rest to my eyes, or I will collapse in exhaustion;
give me energy to do my job during the day,
and strength to care for my sick family during the evening and night.
But I trust that you are in control;
my heart rejoices knowing You will deliver.
When I am up in the middle of the night with one of the kids, I will sing to the LORD,
for he has been good to me.