December 5, 2018 – Psalm 5:2-3

Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but You. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to You and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:2-3.

Each morning, I go to the door, and peer out at my Father God’s world.  This morning I see snow flakes carried by a soft breeze and feel the cold nipping at me.  I retreat, remembering Psalm 51:7 – Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.  

I remember those You have brought into my life, and pray for their Joy and Strength in the Lord. Each snow flakes brings someone else to pray for.  I read James 5:10-11.  Examples in God’s Word of patience enduring suffering. There are many ways of suffering, but only one way to endure.  Philippians 4:13 – For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. 

We learn one thing — Our Lord is full of tenderness and mercy to those who Love Him.  If the sea couldn’t stop Moses; If a wall couldn’t stop Joshua; If a Giant couldn’t stop David; If Death couldn’t stop Jesus; Then nothing can stop us from doing God’s Will.

Praise the LordPraise God in his sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heaven! Praise Him for His mighty works;  praise His unequaled greatness!  Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!  Psalm 150:1-2,6

For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers and sisters, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy. James 5:10-11.