“You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word. Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.” (Psalm 119:65-67)
The prayer and hope for every believer is to speak truthfully this knowledge that once we walked in the way of the wicked, but now keep the commandments of the Lord. Walking in the way of the wicked is the worst affliction that anyone can have. Keeping the Word of the Lord is walking in the way of life. Come then into the presence of the Lord and keep His commandments.
Lord, You know right where I am and the things that need to happen in my life. You know where I struggle in faith and the afflictions that these things cause. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of righteousness that I would now and forever love all that You have spoken. Lift me up out of the pit of affliction brought on by wickedness that I may walk humbly in Your presence.
Lord Jesus, You walked the valley of the shadow of death for our sake in places that would have destroyed us. Take me along with You that You would shepherd me out of the misery of this world and into the light of Your presence. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth. Guide me out of the wickedness of this world. Lead me, O Lord, that I may become ever more faithful to You. Amen