The nations do fear the Lord. In those places where the faithful are attacked for clinging to what the Lord has taught, do not take it personally, but do see how much the Lord is reviled. Rebellion has increased and there are many who do not want to be reminded that God is Lord of all. But He has been made known to you and calls for you to walk in His goodness and mercy all the days of this life.
Lord, I often take things personally and do not see that You are not only always present, but also still Sovereign over all that You have made. Of course those who hate You rebel and want no reminder of You before them. Help me to see more clearly the battle of this age and to walk in Your presence humbly as one of Your redeemed. May the reflection of Your glory shine through me always.
Holy Spirit, I sometimes want to navigate through what is happening around me. Instead, help me to trust in Your leading that I would humbly submit as You direct and not worry about the outcomes. Guide me in the grace given that I may this day walk as You direct and do those things which are pleasing to You always. May I be found reflecting the glory of the Father this day. Amen.