The world has always been hostile to the ways of the Lord. There are those who prey on whomever they can to get for themselves what they will. Can not the Lord stop them? Of course, but He has a plan that is far superior to our ability to even begin to comprehend. Rather than trusting in your understanding, trust in the One through whom all things have their being.
Lord, this world is often difficult and I do not understand. Why are the wicked able to prey upon the weak? Why do things happen as they do? Help me stop seeking answers that I may learn to trust You above my own reasoning. Guide me to see that everything is in Your hands and that You will work all things together for good as You teach us to love as You love.
Love Incarnate,You have come that we may not be trapped in this body of sin, but freed to live into the life to which we have been called. Guide me, my Savior, to walk humbly in Your sight. Lead me according to Your purposes to be the child of the Heavenly Father that You died to enable me to become. May I spend this and every day in praise of You who alone is able to save me from this wicked world. Amen.