Reading for today
Old Testament: Psalm 54, 55, 56
New Testament: Philippians 4
Thoughts from today’s reading
Psalm 56:8-11. The Lord watches over our life’s journey and even our tears He keeps in a bottle. When we cry out because of the oppression of man, He hears and delivers us. King Jehoshaphat experienced God’s help as he cried out when the Syrian army chased after him (2 Chronicles 18:31). God diverted the pursuers and they turned back from him.
Philippians4:6-7. Anxiety should have no place in the life of a child of God. When it raises its ugly head, we need to go into the place of prayer expressing our heart to our Father in heaven who will replace those anxious thoughts with peace that passes our understanding. His peace calms our mind from trying to figure it out and takes us to a place of trust where we know that we got this.
1. Heavenly Father, I thank you that I can boldly say today, “the Lord is my helper, what can man do to me?” In anyway that men are pursuing, persecuting or prevailing against me, I cry out to you my King and my God because I know that you are for me. I praise you greatly for your word that assures me that no one can overrun me because you are with me. Thank you for turning back every enemy with their plans and schemes. Thank you for total freedom from oppression and fear in Jesus’ name.
2. Lord, I come to you now and I bring every situation that is causing fear and anxiety to rise. Father, you are the God who is all powerful, all knowing and is everywhere, and you said you would never leave me nor forsake me so I would not fear. As I commit these situations into your hand, I thank you for peace that floods my heart and mind right now, I thank you for thoughts of what to do and assurance from your word concerning the resolution of these issues. Thank you for answering my prayers in Jesus’ name, amen.