As we move through life, it is wonderful, Lord, to know that you guiding us. I am so small, so ignorant (couldn’t even buy the right corner piece for the rain gutters!), so weak, so bound up in my own viewpoint, so influenced by selfishness and sin.
But you, Lord Jesus, are my Shepherd who cares for your sheep. You know the future, you know the next things to come, you know the needs I’ll have today, next week, next year. I praise you now for how you will provide and protect in the future.
You are good and pure, you are wise and loving, you are kind and firm, you are powerful and gracious, you are God. I can trust you.
You are also my rock: unshakable, unassailable, unchanging. You are my salvation: the One who protects, rescues and redeems. You are my high tower: giving safety, vision and insight.
I praise you that I can rest in you. Help me to know how to deal with things today. Only with you can I press forward properly, obeying your Word and Spirit.
Psalm 26:4 “I do not sit with deceitful men,”
[Help me to recognize them and not join in their talk.]
“nor do I consort with hypocrites;”
[That’s pretty hard to do, as we are all hypocrites to a degree. But help me to avoid those who are blatantly, knowingly so. Point out my tendency to hypocrisy and help me not to be one.]
Psalm 26:5 “I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.”
[Help me not to join them in any way, help me to recognize the evil in my own heart and reject it in favor of obeying you.]
Psalm 26:6,7 “I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD, proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.”
[May I consistently and quickly confess any sin and may my focus be on you, Lord Jesus, listening to you, being obedient to you, thinking truth, doing what you proclaim to be right. Help me to be consistent in praising you at all times, proclaiming to all those around me your glory revealed in your awesome acts and gracious goodness.]