Lord, I love you this morning. I woke up thinking about trusting You. I’m so thankful that was my first thought of the day. Pr. 16:20 says, “Whoever trust in the Lord, happy is he.” How true that is!
Lord, the running theme in my verses this morning was that no matter our plans or ideas, You have the final Word. But better than that is the fact that You are faithful and You are directing us into good things. Even when we are afflicted, it is to produce something good in our lives.
Yesterday I read again that trials produce perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint. What a wonderful thing to know. Thank You for that reassurance and those promises. No matter what the affliction, we can trust that You are producing endurance, character, and hope in our lives. Thank You. I see no reason not to trust in the One who does these things.
Help me to depart from evil today. Help me to rule my spirit and not allow anger to drive me. Help my words to be pleasant today, as Your Word says that pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
I love you, Lord. I am so proud and honored to be called Yours. I know that as You direct my steps, Your love is with me. Thank You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.