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Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart! But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, my steps had almost slipped.” (Psalm 73:1-2)

God is good to all people everywhere, for He causes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust. His goodness sustains all things. But there are times when we are sorely tempted and stumble. Here, we see the mercy and goodness of the Lord, for He has provided grace that we might be lifted up and set upon our way. Taste and see that the Lord is good and come to Him in every time of need.

Lord, I do stumble, and sometimes I am carried away by my own sin. I fall. Lift my eyes to look up to You knowing that You are an ever-present support and help. Guide me to see the obstacles before me that I would not fall. Help me now and always to know that You are there always, and that if I look to You, You will keep me from going into the pit. Lead me, O Lord, in Your ways.

Lord Jesus, You have come to rescue those who fall. Lead me, O Lord, in the way You would have me go that I may not stumble or fall. Fill my heart with praises and thanksgiving that my heart meditates upon the way of the Father to avoid those places where I might be ensnared. Lead me, O Lord, and I will walk with You as You walk with me now and always. Amen.