Devotion for Thursday, September 12, 2019

“Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; let evil hunt the
violent man to overthrow him.”  I know
that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the
poor.  Surely the righteous shall give
thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence.”  (Psalm 140:11-13)

Look at the reality that even
our entertainment includes stories where the bad guy does not win.  We all long for justice and for goodness to
prevail.  Evil may seem to prosper for a
moment, but it will fail.  Only the
goodness of the Lord is forever.  Only
the way of the Lord is everlasting.  Come
and walk in the way of the Lord and live life as it was designed to be lived.

Lord, I have a very limited view and do not see beyond my own
circumstances.  Lead me, O Lord,
according to Your goodness that I would now and always walk humbly with You, my
Lord and God.  Keep me from the paths of
the wicked and bring me to walk alongside You. 
In You alone is there hope and a future. 
In You alone is there truth and justice. 
In You alone is there life.

Lord Jesus, You have given Your
Spirit to be in me and with me always. 
You abide in me.  Guide me today
and every day to walk humbly in Your presence. 
Lead me according to Your goodness to see that in You alone is the hope
of the ages.  Keep me abiding with You this
day according to Your goodness that I would be led by You and not the
circumstances in which I find myself.