James 5:10-11, MSG: Take the old prophets as your mentors. They put up with anything, went through everything, and never once quit, all the time honoring God. What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You’ve heard, of course, of Job’s staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That’s because God cares, cares right down to the last detail.
Psalm 130:3-4, MSG: If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings, who would stand a chance? As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit, and that’s why you’re worshiped.
Proverbs 28:13, MSG: You can’t whitewash your sins and get by with it; you find mercy by admitting and leaving them.
Psalm 130: 5-7, MSG: I pray to God my life a prayer, and wait for what he’ll say and do. My life’s on the line before God, my Lord, waiting and watching till morning, waiting and watching till morning. O Israel, wait and watch for God with God’s arrival comes love, with God’s arrival comes generous redemption.
James 5:16, MSG: Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.