Devotion for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

“But my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord; in You I take refuge; do not
leave my soul destitute.  Keep me from
the snares they have laid for me, and from the traps of the workers of
iniquity.  Let the wicked fall into their
own nets, while I escape safely.”  (Psalm

There are times when it feels as
though the Lord is not near.  Keep your
eyes upon the Lord and know that He is always near.  Be led by the truth of His presence and not
the lies of the wickedness of this age. 
The wicked will trap themselves, but those who look to the Lord will
continue in freedom.  Live a life that is
led by the freedom of the Lord and know His goodness.

Lord, You know that I am struggling daily with the things of this
world.  It is all around me.  It seems for at least awhile that the wicked
prosper.  Lead me away from thinking I
can understand Your justice and instead focus on the fact that You are good and
merciful.  Keep my eyes upon You always
and help me walk through each day in the guidance of Your Spirit to do Your

Lord Jesus, You know the struggle
it is in this world with those around You who were either pressing into wanting
something or else seeking to destroy You. 
Help me follow Your example and always look to the Father for guidance
and encouragement.  Keep me on the narrow
path of Your salvation that I would now and always live according to the will
of the Heavenly Father.  Amen.