Scripture: The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rock, in your lofty dwelling, who say in your heart, “Who will bring me down to the ground?” Obadiah 1:3
Prayer: Lord, we repent for our foolish arrogance. Our abundant “wealth” causes us to believe we can be our own saviors. May we humble ourselves before You. Amen
Application: For those of us that are healthy, safe, even prosperous during this time, may we be reminded that these temporary things are not our salvation. May we use our resources for His purpose rather than our own protection.
Is your heart deceiving you into a false sense of security?
Scripture: A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. Proverbs 18:2
Prayer: Lord, I repent for being reactive, for being emotional, for being short-tempered. May I seek first Your righteousness and seek to understand how I may serve Your purpose rather than my own. Amen
Application: In times of extreme stress and anxiety, it can be easy to become agitated and restless. The Lord our God has given us His peace, and nothing in this world can take that away.
Take three deep breaths, and let the Holy Spirit wash over you, know that all your problems have a solution. Turn the tide with gratitude and worship!
Scripture: In spite of all this, they still sinned; despite his wonders, they did not believe. So he made their days vanish like a breath, and their years in terror. Psalm 78:32-33
Prayer: Lord, we praise You in Your glory, that You use ALL things for good. May we fear You, trust You, love You, and obey You all at once. Give us strength and clarity in this time Lord. Amen
Application: It can be easy to trust the Lord in times of blessing and abundance, and doubt Him in struggle and suffering. Or forget the Lord in times of blessing, and trust Him only when we have no other choice.
Jesus set an example of obedience in both blessing and suffering. How are you honoring His example and following His lead in this time?
Scripture: The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:25
Prayer: Lord, we wait patiently for You, steadfast in our love for You. May we never stop seeking You in every aspect of our lives. Amen
Application: In some seasons the Lord will call us to wait patiently for Him, standing upon the watchtower looking for Him. While we may wish for God to move faster to ease us from our discomfort, we must release that anxiousness and trust His perfect plan.
Have you taken time to be still today, to stop moving yourself, that you may recognize Him when He moves?