Why do you fear because of your sin? Why do you think that the Lord does not hear you? So good is our God that He who knows all things has granted grace and mercy to those who come to Him. Fear of the Lord, yes, acknowledging Him in all of your ways is the beginning of wisdom. Do not hold back, but come into the Lord’s presence in the way in which He has called You and live under the shadow of His wing.
Lord, You know those things that go on in my mind. You know where I play games in thinking of alternative ways of living this life. You have called me by Your grace to walk as You have planned. Lead me, O Lord, in the way that leads to eternal life. Guide me according to Your goodness to now and forever abide in You as You abide in me that I may forever be in Your presence.
Lord Jesus, You have taught us to abide in You. Guide me in the way of abiding that I may learn what this means. It is You who has taken away my sin. I have done nothing but sin. It is You who lifts me up. Only by grace do I have the hope that You mercifully give to walk with You forever. Lead me this day in the amazing grace You give that I may learn more this day of the glories of salvation. Amen.