Daily Psalm for 3/19/2022

I have seen a wicked, ruthless man,
spreading himself like a green laurel tree.
But he passed away, and behold, he was no more;
though I sought him, he could not be found.
Mark the blameless and behold the upright,
for there is a future for the man of peace.
But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed;
the future of the wicked shall be cut off.
The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
he is their stronghold in times of trouble.
The LORD helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him Psalms 37:35-40

The reference to the “Green Laurel Tree” is an aromatic bush that is cultivated for harvesting herbs to cook with so, it has a purpose ( Laurel Tree). When we see wickedness wherever we live, we have a choice to make, be one of them or be the difference. Everything, without exception, has an ending point somewhere along the way. When a nation is foolish, the decisions made by the leaders exemplify the input they have received; basically, “you asked for it, you got it”. So when those “decisions” come to fruition, we see the reasoning behind the decisions and that goes for the good and bad alike. That aside, our task from the Lord is, “Trust in the Lord no matter what you see, what we hear, and/or what we read. I encourage you today if you have not put your trust in the Lord that this is the season for your salvation that Easter is a new life for you and your family.

Father,

Thank you for the love, care, and support that you so graciously give. You desire above all things that we trust you in and out of the storms of life. Without you in our lives, these days would soon choke out any semblance of joy in our lives. May your good Spirit be with us as we prepare for Easter. I pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia that the leaders see what they are doing and what their plans will do once they act on them. I pray for those still negatively affected by COVID19 and Omicron. 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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