Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-brokenness.html1 Corinthians 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

“Don’t Laugh At Me”

 

I’m a little boy with glasses
The one they call the geek
A little girl who never smiles
‘Cause I’ve got braces on my teeth
And I know how it feels
To cry myself to sleep.I’m that kid on every playground
Who’s always chosen last
A single teenage mother
Tryin’ to overcome my past
You don’t have to be my friend
Is it too much to ask?

[Chorus:]
Don’t laugh at me, don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me.

I’m the cripple on the corner
You pass me on the street
I wouldn’t be out here beggin’
If I had enough to eat
And don’t think that I don’t notice
That our eyes never meet.

I lost my wife and little boy
Someone crossed that yellow line
The day we laid ’em in the ground
Is the day I lost my mind
Right now I’m down to holdin’
This little cardboard sign.

[Chorus:]
Don’t laugh at me, don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me.

I’m fat, I’m thin, I’m short, I’m tall
I’m deaf, I’m blind, hey aren’t we all?

[Chorus:]
Don’t laugh at me, don’t call me names
Don’t get your pleasure from my pain
In God’s eyes we’re all the same
Someday we’ll all have perfect wings
Don’t laugh at me.

 

WORD

 

 

ourselves with God….

With all prayer and petition [b]pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, [c]be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, 19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in [d]chains; that [e]in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

21 But that you also may know about my circumstances, [f]how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you.
“The Chain Of Love”
He was driving home one evening,
In his beat up Pontiac
When an old lady flagged him down,
Her Mercedes had a flat
He could see that she was frightened,
Standing out there in the snow
‘Til he said I’m here to help you ma’am,
By the way my name is Joe

She said I’m from St. Louis,
And I’m only passing through
I must have seen a hundred cars go by,
This is awful nice of you
When he changed the tire,
And closed her trunk
And was about to drive away,
She said how much do I owe you
Here’s what he had to say

You don’t owe me a thing, I’ve been there too
Someone once helped me out,
Just the way I’m helping you
If you really want to pay me back,
Here’s what you do
Don’t let the chain of love end with you

Well a few miles down the road,
The lady saw a small cafe
She went in to grab a bite to eat,
And then be on her way
But she couldn’t help but notice,
How the waitress smiled so sweet
And how she must’ve been eight months along,
And dead on her feet

And though she didn’t know her story,
And she probably never will
When the waitress went to get her change,
From a hundred dollar bill
The lady slipped right out the door,
And on a napkin left a note
There were tears in the waitress’s eyes,
When she read what she wrote

You don’t owe me a thing,
I’ve been there too
Someone once helped me out,
Just the way I’m helping you
If you really want to pay me back,
Here’s what you do
Don’t let the chain of love end with you

That night when she got home from work,
The waitress climbed into bed
She was thinkin’ about the money,
And what the lady’s note had said
As her husband lay there sleeping,
She whispered soft and low
Everything’s gonna be alright, I love you, Joe

 

“Broken”
(feat. Kari Jobe)

[Verse 1 – Lecrae:]
I’m just a broken instrument in the hands of the Greatest
So if the notes are off it’s ‘cause I ain’t nothin’ to play with
And you can fault me, but ain’t we all off key
Majorin’ in the minors like there ain’t no errors behind us
Somehow we still mix these melodies with my felonies
I ain’t buyin’ nothin’ they sellin’ me what you tellin’ me
Broken pieces actin’ like we ain’t cracked
But we all messed up and can’t no one escape that
We some broken people
Came from broken homes
Broken hearts inside of a broken soul
Alcoholics, the addicts
English, African, Arabs
Ain’t no riches to fix it
You still broke when you have it
If you ain’t breakin’ bad and you still chasin’ the habit
It ain’t no wonderland so we still chasing the rabbit
Ain’t a soul on the planet
That’s better than another
And we all need grace in the face of each other

[Hook – Kari Jobe:]
All the pieces on the ground
I shattered all the dreams
I thought I found
And you put me back together
I need your grace for my flaws
God I’m broken in this mess I’ve made
I need you to restore me

[Verse 2 – Lecrae:]
From Heaven we all small
Can’t nobody buy tickets
You better have will call
That reaper he will call
They hurt just like me
Work just like me
Lust of the flesh that brought em life
They flirt just like me
Regardless of our money we all broke together
And if we don’t swallow our pride we gon’ choke together
Tryna hold onto our lives with these clumsy hands
Fell off the wall of purity
Doing that Humpty dance
Forget the king’s horses
Forget the king’s men
The King is coming to put us back together again
I’ve been fighting since my daddy left
Fighting for approval
Think I don’t know tryna get this world to love me is futile
We Tyler Durden to better burden than being less
Than what we were made to be like being what they suggest
We are outsiders, outliers, out-criers loud and meek
Inherit the earth, and God opposes the proud

[Hook – Kari Jobe]

[Bridge – Kari Jobe:]
Your presence in me
Is all the strength that I need
Your presence in me
Is all the strength that I need
And I’ll always be home
And I’ll always be home

[Hook – Kari Jobe]

You never left me
You never ran off
You never gave up
[3x]

The problem is that even with this financial incentive, whistle-blowers can be skittish about coming forward and often are ill-prepared to present solid evidence. “When a whistle-blower goes to the government by himself,” says Patrick Burns, an antifraud activist in Washington, DC, “the whistle-blower is disorganized. They’re hot, and they don’t stick to just the facts. He’s pissed off because he was fired, and when angry people call you up, you just assume, ‘Crazy loser, you’re a nut job.’”

http://www.wired.com/2016/03/john-mininno-medicare/

Psalms 82:3-4 – Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

“Everyone lies. Everyone. Fraud, though, is a lie with a special twist—it is committed to deprive an innocent victim of money or property. In the following pages, you will learn how I ended up in the anti-fraud field. And you’ll find out that—like with many of you—much of it happened by accident; by fate; perhaps by pre-destiny; and yes, by occasionally being dishonest. This is not a story of someone pure and blameless but of a man who made many mistakes along the way to his calling.” — Dr. Joseph Wells, from Fraud Fighter

http://www.amazon.com/Fraud-Fighter-My-Fables-Foibles/dp/0470610700

Jesus viewed all things in the light of eternity, and so should we: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:2-3).

Surrender to God and allow Him to make you whole, to give your life meaning, purpose and joy. Trust Him. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

 

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