Scripture: Psalm 123
To You I lift up my eyes,
O You who are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the LORD our God,
Until He is gracious to us.
Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us,
For we are greatly filled with contempt.
Our soul is greatly filled
With the scoffing of those who are at ease,
And with the contempt of the proud.
It is not always easy to respond the way God would have us respond to our enemies. Attacks from those filled with contempt can come at unexpected times in unexpected ways. When we are caught off guard it can cause us to react in the emotion of the moment. We must always look to God for the grace and strength to stay strong and remain alert. The one who can cause us to respond in anger has control for that moment. Only by keeping our eyes on the Lord and renewing our minds daily with His word will we be able to stand against the scoffers. Only by God’s grace we will be able to pray for our enemies and those who spitefully use us. We must always remember that it isn’t about us! It is about serving Him in a way that will bring about His will on earth. If God is for us, He will make even our enemies be at peace with us.
Father, today we bow before your throne. Through the power of your word and your Holy Spirit grant us the grace to be at peace even with our enemies. Help us to live our lives in such a way that brings honor to your name. Help us to stand strong against the enemy that seeks to destroy our souls and the lives of our unborn children until this holocaust of abortion is ended in our nation, once and for all. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In the Holy name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we pray, always! AMEN.