Week 1 Day 6: Life is Out of Control
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."
Ponder: Psalm 62
I stand silently before the Lord, waiting for him to rescue me. For salvation comes from him alone. Yes, he alone is my Rock, my rescuer, defense and fortress. Why then should I be tense with fear when troubles come?
But what is this? They pick on me at a time when my throne is tottering; they plot my death and use lies and deceit to try to force me from the throne. They are so friendly to my face while cursing in their hearts!
But I stand silently before the Lord, waiting for him to rescue me. For salvation comes from him alone. Yes, he alone is my Rock, my rescuer, defense, and fortress—why then should I be tense with fear when troubles come?
My protection and success come from God alone. He is my refuge, a Rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust him all the time. Pour out your longings before him, for he can help! The greatest of men or the lowest—both alike are nothing in his sight. They weigh less than air on scales.
Don’t become rich by extortion and robbery; if your riches increase, don’t be proud. God has said it many times, that power belongs to him (and also, O Lord, steadfast love belongs to you). He rewards each one of us according to what our works deserve. The Living Bible.
Action: As you go through the rest of today, think of God as your Rock, your Rescuer, your Defense and your Fortress. Let this be your thanks, your praise and your defense against whatever you are experiencing in your life today.
Prayer: Lord, I know that whatever I am going through today you are my Rock, my security; my life is in Your hands. I cry to you to rescue me from any thought of acting out today; from my anxious thoughts and from wallowing in my own circumstances. Let me enjoy your presence today. I thank you that you are my protection and my defender. May my joy be in you today. In Your precious Name. Amen
Challenge: Sit quietly and ponder Psalm 62. Write down words that "jump out" at you. God may be gently speaking to your heart.