In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion. On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot. For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face. Psalm 11 NIV
We are so thankful for Your love, wisdom, mercy and goodness that will surely follow us all the days of our lives. We thank You for allowing us to see through the schemes and wiles of the enemy so we know how to prepare for the wickedness. Our hope is You and You alone and we patiently wait to hear Your voice speak to our hearts in the midst of the chaos and confusion that surround so many.
Lord, we know You know the thoughts of the righteous as well as the wicked. We ask that all thoughts of evil plotted against the righteous be turned back to them so they know the fullness of the Hamanesque Effect. And let not the righteous think we can escape the folly of our own actions, but in all things–we seek Your direction in what we do–not by digging ditches into which we may fall, but armed with truth, marching forward with boldness and courage–sharing truth with all who will receive.
In spite of the naysayers, the hatermongers, and the doubters–continue to strengthen us in our resolve to see wrong righted and the crooked straightened to the benefit of all who love You and will obey Your Word.
Lord, remove the blinders from those who refuse to see truth about the real enemy of this land, and unstop their ears so they can hear truth and then anoint their tongues to speak truth and not lies and their feet to spread love and not hate.
Create in us O God, a heart and desire to please You on a daily basis and when true victory is won in this current battle, we will rejoice and praise You so the world will know–You are Lord and the only One worthy of our praise. Hallelujah!
In Jesus’ name we pray and thank You, Amen!