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“For this reason in one day her plagues will come, plague and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong” (Revelation 18:8).

That which you do not expect nor desire shall come.  Your sinful desires will no longer be satisfied.  You will weep and not be so positive anymore.  The delusions will be shattered and the illusion of happiness shall fall down before the reality of wickedness in this world.  It is not that we should always be sad, nor lack any happiness, but the mantra of positive thinking is a poison.

Lord, take away from me the poison of delusional thinking that is going on in society.  Let me be one who sees clearly.  Allow me to live in the freedom You give so that I may abide wholly in You.  When I am tempted to not see things as they are, help me graciously to walk away from what is false to live what is true.  Guide me in Your goodness Lord to walk always with You.

Thank You, Jesus, for speaking the words of truth.  Guide me in truth so that I may humbly walk with You into eternity.  Teach me the obedience You desire.  Lead me to walk one step at a time, speaking truth.  Do not let me cover up mourning with laughter, nor shrug off famine with indifference.  Let me live the life You have given me the way You would have me live it.  Amen.