God will either remove it, or remove the sting from it.
Our own attempts at clearing ourselves are usually failures;
we are like the boy who wished to remove the blot from his copy, and by his bungling made it ten times worse.”
-- C.H. Spurgeon
Give ear to my supplications!
Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness!
2 And do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
He has crushed my life to the ground;
He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.
4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart is appalled within me.
I meditate on all Your doings;
I muse on the work of Your hands.
6 I stretch out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.
Do not hide Your face from me,
Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.
8 Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;
I take refuge in You.
For You are my God;
Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me.
In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And in Your loving kindness, cut off my enemies
And destroy all those who afflict my soul,
For I am Your servant. Ps 143