Numbers 11:4-6 ESV – 4 Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat! 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. 6 But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-15 ESV – 1 A Psalm of Asaph. I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me. 2 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. … 11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 12 I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. 13 Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? 14 You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. 15 You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
Lord, when I cry to You in distress, when I feel as though no one can comfort me, when I think this affliction will never end and I remember when life was easier and other people don’t suffer as I do and . . . O Precious Father, give me a heart like Asaph and not like the Israelite rabble. Help me remember that You are my God, You have redeemed me. Even my memories will lie to me, but You are holy, righteous and will never lie. As another psalmist said, even in the midst of “hard times” —Psalm 118:24 ESV – 24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
I rejoice that You are my gracious Father. You chose me and redeemed me. You will fulfill Your purpose for me (Ps 57). You will never leave me nor forsake me (Hebrews 13). What a loving and merciful God You are!
Pray for the Persecuted Church — OpenDoorsUSA
Day 6: Pray for the religious leaders of Iran, that they
would have their hearts changed to recognize Jesus
- Daily Wisdom:
- Psalm 5, 35, 65, 95, 125
- Proverbs 5