Daily Psalm for 2/19/2022

O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath.
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing;
heal me, O LORD, for my bones, are troubled.
My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O LORD—how long? Psalms 6:1-3

This Psalm and five others are “Penitential Psalms” or Psalms asking for forgiveness. The thing is, David was going through something in his life probably in the fall out from Bathsheba. Many of you can probably testify that you have walked with the Lord all of your life until the moment you had an encounter with your Bathsheba. The Lord loves you whether you are enjoying sunshine and showers of blessing or guilt is riddling holes in your life. Part of the whole reasoning behind retelling stories like David’s epic failure was to encourage you to overcome whatever you are facing past, present, and future. As we prepare for the Easter season, my prayer is that you will find the courage to bring your Bathsheba incident to the throne of mercy to receive forgiveness. 


I wish with all of my heart that sin would not kill another person but, that’s not possible in this world. Today, many people are in the throes of Hell and are struggling to find some sort of direction. I pray for these people that this season is a time of release, reset, and encouragement. I pray for my families and for those who are dealing with illness, pain, and sorrow. Especially I pray for those who have lost loved ones over the past year that this is the season that weight is lifted off of their backs. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand who they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land by rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
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