Today’s reading: Psalm 83:1-18

From the sounds of this psalm, the Israelites are under attack. They’re being subjected to sin and evil, and the situation is one where they don’t have the physical resources or power to change things. So they do what they can. They petition God to act on their behalf and on behalf of His mighty name. What a good reminder that while we may not be able to change the situation around us by ourselves, we are not powerless. We have access to the God of the universe through our prayers. We can bring our petitions before Him with confidence knowing that He is in control of all things.

How does talking with God about circumstances that you can’t control help your thinking, emotions and attitude? Do your prayers include asking God to contend with sinful situations in the world around you? Tami

Source: Tami’s Blog