Not everyone is nice

God sees, he knows and he cares.

“1 Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers;

protect me from the violent,

2 who devise evil plans in their hearts

and stir up war every day.

3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s;

the poison of vipers is on their lips.[b]

4 Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of the wicked;

protect me from the violent,

who devise ways to trip my feet.

5 The arrogant have hidden a snare for me;

they have spread out the cords of their net

and have set traps for me along my path.

6 I say to the Lord, “You are my God.”

Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy.

7 Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer,

you shield my head in the day of battle.

8 Do not grant the wicked their desires, Lord;

do not let their plans succeed.

9 Those who surround me proudly rear their heads;

may the mischief of their lips engulf them.

10 May burning coals fall on them;

may they be thrown into the fire,

into miry pits, never to rise.

11 May slanderers not be established in the land;

may disaster hunt down the violent.

12 I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor

and upholds the cause of the needy.

13 Surely the righteous will praise your name,

and the upright will live in your presence.”

I wait for you Lord God. While l wait, I follow you. I see my own heart is bent and broken and sinful. Forgive me Lord and help me to serve you by loving and caring for those you put in my path today. Even if they hate me Lord you love them. Maybe they just haven’t heard how much you love them. Help me share the story of your love for this lost world of which I am a sojourner.

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?

One thought on “Not everyone is nice”

  1. How often I fail the Lord by being that not so nice person the other sees. (Forgive me Father, for letting you down is my prayer but I am so ashamed of my life walk sometimes.)


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