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“Be gracious to us, O Lord, be gracious to us, for we are greatly filled with contempt.  Our soul is greatly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.”  (Psalm 123:3-4)

In our humanity, we are often covetous of those who seem to have a better life than ours.  The Lord has given you the life you have.  It is not what others have that you see, but what you do with what you have that is important.  Look to the Lord and find the image of Him He has placed in you.  Be built up in the faith He has given you and walk the path He puts before you.

Lord, You know where my heart is.  You know the difficulties I have in this world.  You also know the plans You have for me.  Guide me Lord in the way You would have me go.  Lead me according to Your promises to walk that path You have placed before me.  Help me overcome those obstacles which shall come that I may learn to be faithful according to Your Word and will.

Lord Jesus, You knew the course that was laid before you.  In faithfulness, You walked each day demonstrating the hope You give to all who believe that by grace we would be saved.  Lead me this day, O Lord, that I would walk humbly with You beside me, forsaking the ways of this world.  In the power of the Holy Spirit, guide me to trust in Your promises and not to look to the left or the right for answers.  Help me to always keep the eyes of my heart on You.  Amen.