I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue? He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush. Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar! Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.
Psalms 120:1-7 NIV
This afternoon while driving home from work, when my mind was idle, Fear whispered, “You should file bankruptcy.” And I almost succumbed to the idea until the Holy Spirit reminded me of the Word, “The Word of God never fails.”
LORD, I remember Peter was a fisherman; he was a family man, and he had responsibilities. When Peter cast his net, and it came up empty, You told him to throw it on the other side, and it was so full it almost ripped the net. Peter avoided the tax collector, and You told him to go fishing, and when he catches a fish, a coin will be in it to pay his back taxes. Lord, show me where to cast my net, and I thank You in advance for the abundance of blessings coming our way. I refuse to accept the lies of Fear and Defeat, and I am choosing to trust You and rest in Your Abundance of Grace and Peace, in Jesus’ name, amen.