Scripture for the day is Psalm 91:5-13
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I value worldly things over grace, love, and holiness, so I am too discouraged by trials and troubles. They can harm my false self – the one built on appearance, social status, and human approval. But they can’t harm my true identity as your child. They an only make it stronger! Teach me how to grow into your likeness in my afflictions. Amen.