Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him. You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, otherwise they will not come near to you. Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones; and shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart. Psalm 32:6-11

Today’s thoughts from today’s verses:

We said earlier that getting caught up in the whirlwind of the hustle and bustle of life often keeps us from the very thing we need to be able to handle the hustle and bustle in healthy ways. So, slowing down and carving out a spot in our lives for a daily quiet time with God where we truly get to know Him and His restoring and replenishing presence is essential. And it is when we accept God’s calling to the mission of redemption and surrender ourselves to be ones who live to please Him that we will find that we are over the hump of not being able to maintain a daily quiet time with God? And this my friend will lead us into the joy of becoming ones for whom God himself is more important and more real than anything and everything this world can offer. And surely, we will learn that it is through communion with God that we can claim the fullness of His victory for our lives that we so desperately long for.

Today’s prayer response from today’s thoughts:

Please form your own prayer response to God that flows out of your sense of how God has been at work in your heart and life this week. Amen!