Don’t Play the Fool

Good morning, Father. I am grateful that today is a new day. Yesterday is now behind me. I give this day and myself to You. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:6 KJV

1 Peter 5:7 (<<click here)

Lord, what a wonderful passage You have for me today. It is just what I need after yesterday! My study Bible’s* note on this verse is apropos.

“Carrying our worries, stresses, and daily struggles by yourself shows that you have not trusted God fully with your life. It takes humility, however, to recognize that God cares, to admit your need, and to let others in God’s family help you. Sometimes we think that struggles caused by our own sin and foolishness are not God’s concern. But when we turn to God in repentance, he will bear the weight even of those struggles. Letting God have Your anxieties calls for action, not passivity. Don’t submit to circumstances but to the Lord who controls circumstances.”

Lord, there are times – far too many times – when I am a fool…I seek Your forgiveness and ask for Your strength to move forward. So many times when I am down is when the devil pounces. Help me to keep my armor at the ready at all times. Ephesians 6:10-18

Lead me this day and every day, oh my Captain! Amen.

Feb. 17th, Fri, 6:37 am