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Jan 10

Good morning, Lord.
Thank you for your kindness, your faithfulness, your nurturing care. Thank you for warmer weather again today! Please help me to feel strong and enthusiastic, to go for a nice walk today! Thank you for filling my heart with love, even for those who might consider me an “enemy” without even knowing me. Thank you for always faithfully protecting me, not allowing things that are not of you to attack me or wear me down. Thank you for giving me a measure of discernment and wisdom, just enough to keep standing, but still holding tight to you, so I don’t get prideful, thinking I don’t need help. I DO need help, Lord. I DO need YOU! 😀

 
Proverbs 30:9-16 ERV

If I have too much, I might deny that I need you, LORD. But if I am too poor, I might steal and bring shame to the name of my God.
Never say bad things about a slave to his master. If you do, he will curse you, and you will suffer for it.
Some people curse their fathers and refuse to bless their mothers.
Some people think they are pure, but they have done nothing to remove the filth of their sin.
Some people are so proud of themselves, and they look down on everyone else.
There are people whose teeth are like swords and their jaws like knives. They take everything they can from the poor.
Greedy people know only two things: “Give me,” and “Give me.” There are three other things that are never satisfied–really, four things that never have enough:
the place of death, a woman with no children, dry ground that needs rain, and a fire that will never stop by itself.

 
Lord, I thank you that I have never been so poor that I had to steal to stay alive, or to keep my children alive. I do see my husband struggling, however, knowing he could make money by doing illegal things, but choosing not to. Please reward him, Father, with your help and your provision. Show him that you are caring for him, and help us to find a way out of our financial troubles. I know you will provide, Lord, for you always have. I have always had everything I need, even as a small abused child of only 3 or 4 or 5 years of age. You took care of me then, in a lot the same way that you take care of me now — I have peace that passes all comprehension, and joy that is not explained by my circumstances. Thank you for your closeness and your care, Lord God. I trust you completely. Amen. 🙂

 

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