Psalm 37:34b “when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.”
[The outcome is sure–am I willing to wait for it and to join you in what you are doing now, Lord, leaving it to you to deal with the wicked?
Help me to rest in the outcome you promise and to endure through the misunderstanding of others, the disapproval of others, the negatives of their responses. Help me to think and live in truth. Help those who oppose me to see truth also, to surrender to you, to come to walk in your light.
Praise you, Lord God, that you are the Winner, the Victor, the Triumphant One in the end–always. Praise be to you for
your grace and
We can wait for you, knowing that you will go before us, giving us light in this dark valley and leading us out the other side, strengthening and maturing us along the way.
Help us all to endure, to move through with your power, listening to you, doing what is right and best, cooperating with you rather than doing our own thing in our own timing.
Help us to avoid the mistake of Abraham, who in his impatience, fathered Ishmael, bringing trouble to many. Instead we submit oursleves to you, Lord, for you are the wise One, the good One, the holy One.
I thank you for the certainty of your being with me through this day, Lord Jesus, of my being able to join you in what you are doing–even though things may be as twisted as the vine in this picture. Show me continually how to do this and I praise you now for the help you will give.]