Daily Psalm for 3/11/2022

Fret not yourself because of evildoers;
be not envious of wrongdoers!
For they will soon fade like the grass
and wither like the green herb.
Trust in the LORD, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday. Psalms 37:1-6

Trusting in the Lord’s guidance when we are tempted is easier said than done. The minions of Hell are progenitors of their master’s experience in getting mankind to trip over temptation. We will never defeat the Devil at his game and nor will we outwit his minions. If we want this Easter to be the day and time that we are forever free of the addictions that hold us bound, we need to stand on the Lord’s side and cling to the cross. The reason people start at the cross and soon walk away is the dreaded words “obedience” and “faithfulness”. The Lord will fight the battles confronting us but He will never fight us for control over our lives. it is through love and faithfulness, sin is atoned for but by the fear of the Lord, one learns to walk to avoid sin (Proverbs 16:6).

Father,

Your greatest desire for our lives is that we would be free. Sin is a blight but it does not start out that way. In its inception, sin is fun and fulfilling. Our TV advertisements show all the latest gadgets that are owned by the well-to-do with the intention of getting people to buy their product. The Devil knows what we want because we probably told him all about it thinking we were talking to ourselves. To get us to act on temptation, he presents the situations that trip our triggers and get us to do the dirty work by telling us “you deserve this” and then we spend countless years regretting our decision. For this reason please help me to always keep my eyes on you and my ears open for your voice.  I pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia that You will call for cooler heads to resolve the difficulties. I pray for the military that is preparing once again for deployment. I pray for the people still dealing with COVID and its wicked sister. 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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