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Psalm 10:1-4; 12; 16-18 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble? The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord. The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts. 12 Arise, O Lord! O God, lift up Your hand! Do not forget the humble. 16 The Lord is King forever and ever; The nations have perished out of His land. Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may oppress no more.
Though our faith assures us God is in control, at times it will appear that the enemy has the advantage. Now more than ever we must continue in our faith, our praise, and our prayers that God will provide the victory He has promised. Today our prayers are focused on Gods’ promise of victory amid the most difficult and trying times the world has ever faced.
Psalm 11:1-5; 7 In the Lord I put my trust; How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? For look! The wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on the string, that they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart. If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do? The Lord is in His holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. 5 The Lord tests the righteous, 7 For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.
God uses Satan’s attacks against us to refine us and develop our faith, as well as sharpening our skills to defeat him. This is necessary to establish us as “foundations” of righteousness which will never be overcome by evil. Let us pray today to accept our necessary training, and to receive the wisdom and strength God desires to bestow on us through it.
God warns us to guard our words and to value His Words to stop the enemy's attacks against us. Today we are praying for the Holy Spirit to help us guard our words so that we will be "preserved" under God's protection.
Psalm 13:1-2; 5-6 How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
No matter our level of faith, we will have days when in the trials we face we feel cut off from Gods’ power and even from His love. God promises to meet us in these times with grace and assurance to restore our joy and revitalize our faith. Today we are praying for those in the world AND those in “the church” feeling separated from God and vulnerable to the enemy; that they will receive a touch from God that will turn things around and restore their joy and faith. God Bless You Today as you receive “the oil of joy for the spirit of heaviness”.
Psalm 14:2-3, 7
The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, no, not one.
7 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
God longs for relationship with His children, but how He must grieve over the ungodliness in the world, and, much too often, in His own people. But know that when we are at our worst God has a plan (and the grace) to bring us back to Him. Today let's pray for Gods' mercy and grace to free us from every plan the enemy has against us and restore us to the joy of salvation and the blessings He has reserved for us.