7. 2 Samuel 22: 3-4
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“… my God is my rock in which I seek refuge, my shield[a] and the horn[b] my redemption. He is my fortress, my refuge and my savior – you save me from violent people. “I have called the Lord, who is worthy of praise and has been saved from my enemies.”
We have a heavy heart about what our children are experiencing in this world. Every generation has unique struggles, but the enemy seems to be attacking our children in ways we could never have imagined. Our technology has helped us in many ways, and we are grateful for it, but it has also created so many problems and new temptations.
While social media was designed to help us stay connected, it has made so many of our children feel more lonely than ever. Our culture is a breeding ground for egocentricity and feeds the flame for personal gain. This makes our children feel defeated in so many areas of their lives. Remind them, Lord, that you are their rock!
They can take refuge in you, for you are their shield, the horn of their salvation, their fortress and refuge, their savoir. You save them from violence. We call on your name, Lord, worthy of praise! We ask you, Lord, to save our children from the enemy.
“So submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. “
Your word says to resist the devil and he will flee. It seems so easy and yet so difficult. Lord, our children are tempted every day. They have opportunities to deny you and follow the devil. Lord, while we can’t be with our children every second of the day, we find comfort in knowing that it is you! You are with them, you see them, you hear them, you know the deepest thoughts, struggles, desires, fears and fears that they have.
You search their hearts and you know them. Lord, give them strength to withstand the devil. Give them confidence to stand firm in their beliefs and deny that which denies you. Give them a deep love for you so that they will strive to glorify you first; not yourself or those around you. Don’t let what the devil thinks of them care about you, just care about how they lead their lives to please you.
When temptation comes, make clear the way out, make it natural to resist the devil, and make it your heart’s desire to serve you.
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