All around are those who mean harm. Yes, there are wicked people in the guise of everyday normal people. Do not fear and do not fret over them. Their time is short but the Word of the Lord is forever. Look to the Lord, be guided by His Spirit and know the truth He revealed once for all. The peoples will be put down and the Lord lifted up. Keep your eyes upon the Lord.
Lord, You know the times and events and the ways of people. Guide me, O Lord, that I would walk in the ways You have established now and forever. Keep me from the tangles of the wicked ones who plot to lie, cheat, steal and destroy. Lead me in the way of life that I would go there. Help me now and always to be one who studies Your Word to see the simplicity and goodness of Your commands.
Lord Jesus, without You it would be impossible, but with You it is possible. You are the One who makes my salvation possible. Lead me away from the foolish thinking of this age and into the truth You have revealed for all. Grow my faith to become action, firmly witnessing Your goodness in the world and guiding my footsteps to be pleasing to the Father. Amen.