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“Help me, O Lord my God; save me according to Your lovingkindness. And let them know that this is Your hand; You, Lord, have done it. Let them curse, but You bless; when they arise, they shall be ashamed, but Your servant shall be glad.” (Psalm 109:26-28)

The way of the Lord is not the way of sinful humanity. We may become angry and desire retribution, but God is the God of love. He is always good and He repays wickedness with kindness. Yes, He does become angry, but does not act like the sinner, Come into the Lord’s presence and know His goodness, for He shall accomplish all that He has purposed.

Lord, I do not have the patience You have, yet I long for the day when Your will shall come to pass. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of Your goodness that Your presence in my life would fill me. Lift up my countenance to see in You the hope of Your glory and the way in which You have always dealt with the wicked. May I not give in to the way of this world but learn to react as You would have me respond in every circumstance.

Lord Jesus, You know first-hand the difficulty of this world. Teach me to be like You that I would reach out to those around me, no matter how they act, with grace and mercy. Lead me in the way I should go that I would go that way. Teach me to trust that in You alone is the grace I need and that all shall come to pass as You have spoken it. Guide me now and forever. Amen.