Daily Psalm for 3/5/2022

I have been forgotten like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel.
For I hear the whispering of many— terror on every side!— as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life.
But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! Psalms 31:12-15

When we review scripture, it almost seems like everything happens in a short window of time. This misperception causes problems for us because it is in the dark times that start to doubt what we so firmly believe. When the storm clouds first gather we think, “This is no sweat” because we believe what we have been told. When the rain falls we think, “the skies are gray but He is the light of my life”. Then something tragic happens like the death of a loved one, the loss of income, and/or loss of property and we think, “Where is G-d?”. Read about Hezekiah’s life how he went from trusting in the Lord to taking the gold off of the temple to pay a ransom for the kingdom.  Know this, the Devil knows everything about us including our deepest fears and knows how long to hold us to the fire and what it will take to break our faith. For this reason, we need to carefully review the condition of our hearts to see if we are indeed ready for battle.

Father,

we are in charge of our life, our choices, and the attitude of our hearts. For this reason, help me today and every day to take a hard look at my life which includes the foundation, the product used to build the home, and the workmen I allow in to help me. Because the Devi is a roaring lion, help me to always take stock of the arsenal I possess. The world leaders cause problems for the world with the intention is to get us to lose faith in you. As we prepare for Easter and the Passover, I pray for your peace in this world. Please help me today to take Habakuk’s words to heart (Habakuk 3:17-19). Be with my brothers and sisters Christ Jesus in Ukraine and across Europe. Please work on Putin’s heart and help him to see what he is doing and where it will lead. 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).
IHS
MK
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