Psalm 32:9 “Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.”
[Lord, help us to be the opposite of this. Help us to move in quick and joyful obedience to your Word and Spirit, with the desire to honor you and bless those around us. Help us to act out of kindness, care and love for others.
I thank you, Lord, for your provision in every way, meaning I can trust you fully. May I never need the bit and bridle and instead obey out of understanding and desire.]
Psalm 32:10 “Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.”
[I praise you for your never-ending Love, O Triune God–Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I praise you that your love is eternal, infinite, unquenchable and powerful, always surrounding and protecting us:
As your Word says “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore” (Ps. 125:2),
and, “The angel of the Lord encamps round about those who fear him and delivers them” (Ps. 34:7).
Help us all to trust in you, to fear you (care deeply what you think and obey you, to fear the consequences of disobeying you) and to find refuge in you. Today I will say “of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust” (Ps. 91:3).]