by BG O’Neal
Let us be careful not to dwell on the negative as is the inclination of the flesh. It is then easy to lose track of the positive input in our lives. Our trust is in knowing that God is our refuge. Lord, we understand that you utterly despise the conniving ways of men. But, violence seems to be the norm, yell a little louder, hating what is good. They call evil good and good evil.
Not so for the child of the Most High God, El Elyon! We have a covenant of love and mercy with you Father through Jesus Christ the Righteous! We daily receive your compassion! Your kindness overtakes us! Our desire is to please you in our everyday walk with you. We are assured that You make the road plain for us. We love your ways. That is why we choose to listen and obey!
As born again children of God we honor you with our lives! We know you will judge the wicked. And, we refuse to be like the world with silver tongues of deception. They have the biggest smiles. At the same time they plot out destruction of their fellow man! But, You do not want us to live our lives in fear. As your children we have the highest hope of a better world than this! You are the one who promises a new heaven and a new earth!
Lord, we are enthused in knowing you have our backs! You’ve got this! We trust you for the best outcome! How great are your tender mercies, your compassion new every morning! You never fail us! You never will.
We place our focus on these things oh God! We > Accentuate the positive! Negate the negative! Greater is He that is in us (positive); than, he that is in the world (negative). We don’t perceive things as ungodly men do. That does not make us bad people! Your children know that any goodness we have comes from you. We are righteous only because of God’s efficacious work through Christ. He is all sufficient! We believe that and receive it! We proclaim your grace and mercy to others.
As children of God we trust and fully rely on and in your words. We are wholly committed to your Word as our final authority! We love you LORD! You are a great God! Wow! How blessed we are!
“Boasters collapse, unable to survive your scrutiny, for your hatred of evildoers is clear. You will make an end of all those who lie. How you hate their hypocrisy and despise all who love violence! But I know that you will welcome me into your house, for I am covered by your covenant of mercy and love.
So I come to your sanctuary with deepest awe to bow in worship and adore you. Yahweh, lead me in the pathways of your pleasure just like you promised me you would, or else my enemies will conquer me. Smooth out your road in front of me, straight and level, so that I will know where to walk.
Their words are unreliable. Destruction is in their hearts, drawing people into their darkness with their speeches. They are smooth-tongued deceivers, flattering with their words. Declare them guilty, O God! Let their own schemes be their downfall! Let the guilt of their sins collapse on top of them, for they rebel against you.
But let them all be glad, those who turn aside to hide themselves in you. May they keep shouting for joy forever! Overshadow them in your presence as they sing and rejoice. Then every lover of your name will burst forth with endless joy. Lord, how wonderfully you bless the righteous.
Your favor wraps around each one and covers them under your canopy of kindness and joy.” Psalms 5:5-12 TPT