This morning when I woke up I remembered King David’s prayer in Psalm 5. He left directions for the director of music: for flutes. I don’t have a flute. And if you lent me one, I wouldn’t know how to play it.
But I can pray.
King David prayed early in the morning. He asked God for help. He was living in the wilderness with 600 men, trying to escape from King Saul who was trying to kill him.
No one is trying to kill me. I am not running away from a King who wants me dead. This morning I am going to see an accountant. The President of The United States wants me to pay taxes. And I will. However I want to seek wise counsel and only pay what I legally have to pay.
King Saul isn’t trying to kill me but the I will still pray like King David
Give ear to my words, O LORD,
consider my sighing.
Listen to my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
In the morning, O LORD, you
hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my
requests before you
and wait in expectation.
Psalm 5:1-4 (NIV)
I will trust God like King David did. I will lay my requests before God in the morning and wait in expectation. This morning before the sun was up I trusted God with my prayer. Dear God, please give the accountant wisdom. Please protect our hearts and mind from worry.
Trust in the LORD with all
and lean not on your own
In all your ways acknowledge
and he will make your
Proverbs 3:5,6 (NASB)
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow,
it empties today of its strength.
― Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook
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Today I pray you will trust in the Lord with all your heart. I pray you will not lean on your own understanding. I pray that in all your ways you will acknowledge Him, and that your paths will be straight.
Don’t worry. Be strong. Trust.