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“I have done justice and righteousness; do not leave me to my oppressors.  Be surety for Your servant for good; do not let the arrogant oppress me.  My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation and for Your righteous word.”  (Psalm 119:121-123)

When you look out on the world, what do you see?  The crying out of the wicked continues first here and then there.  It has been this way in this and every age.  Amidst the cacophony of this age is the still, quiet voice of the Lord speaking to those who hear Him.  Do not be dismayed, nor waver in listening to the voice of the Lord, but come into His rest as He prepares You for eternity.

Lord, I am tempted all day long.  There are so many things around me that tug at me.  Guide me out of the noise and into the stillness of Your voice.  Lead me according to Your goodness that I may never fail to walk with You and in Your ways.  Help me overcome the adversity of this age that I may be found amongst the faithful.  Keep me on the path of goodness for Your name’s sake.

Lord Jesus, You are the One who must lead for I cannot see ahead all the pitfalls that come upon Your faithful.  Lead me this day that in You alone would I trust.  Help me through every temptation that I may abide fully in You as You lift me up to become ever more like You.  Save me from myself and hold me fast to what is right and good always.  You are the way, the truth and the life.  Show me the way.  Amen.

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