Let us delight ourselves in the Lord, continually!  Psalm 37:1-4 KJV Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.  For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.  Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.


 May we sing to the Lord and praise and bless His name among all the people. Psalm 96:1-6 KJV O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.  Sing unto the Lord, bless his holy name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.  Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.  For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.  Honor and majesty are before him:   strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.


 What frustrates you the most?  Maybe I should say who frustrates you the most?  At times we have to deal with things or people that can frustrate us to the max!  How should we react?  Not in anger or rage, but we must try to answer with words that will not cause the situation to become worse.  The Bible says that we should think before we speak.  Why is that?  So we won’t have to apologize from daylight to dark!  If we can remember to ask God to put a latch on our lips, frustrating situations can be nullified.  How is that?  If you don’t put wood on the fire it will go out.  If we don’t put words of anger on a frustrating situation or person, the frustration level will become void.  May we all watch our words today


When you look around and all seems lost, take courage in Jesus.  He said that all who were laboring and without rest were to come to Him and He would give them rest!  How can He do that?  First of all we must remember that while on earth, He lived as we do - a man!  He was tempted in all ways such as we are, yet He did not sin.  He did that so He could give us comfort,  guidance, love, and understanding. If you are “laboring” alone, make Jesus your refuge.  He not only understands your labor, but He also has the answer.  He is the answer and He is your peace.  Rest in His love and be restored.  


 Have you ever had a day or maybe days when it seemed that nothing was right?  There was trouble or anxiety, or stress, or issues on every hand!  What did you do?  We have a choice when things are like that in our lives.  We can fly into a million pieces, have a large fit of anger, or melt into tears, but if we will remember that God said that even when you walk in the middle of trouble, He is with you.  He will lift you up and give you help.  So if you are facing issues that seem to have no answers, look up!  Your Father in heaven has all the answers you need and is willing and ready to give them to you.  Ask, listen and receive!


 Have you ever been falsely accused of saying or doing something?  What did you do?  We are to go to God in prayer because He will comfort and instruct us in His ways. We must guard our mouths that we do not sin with our words concerning the situation. Remember you are the apple of God’s eye and He is concerned about those things that concern you.  Follow closely to His words of wisdom from the Bible.  Pray for your enemies and He will deliver you out of the situation.  God’s desire for His children is that we might live victorious lives each day. Thank you, Lord God Almighty for loving us!


 As we think in our hearts, that is what we are.  The Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart our mouth speaks words.  The question is, “What are you saying?”  Listen to yourself!  You say that is a novel idea! Yes, it is.  Many people open the mouth and speak, but they never listen to nor do they think about what they are saying.  We should speak words of comfort and love.  Sometimes we have to speak words of correction, but those should always be spoken with love, not in anger or hate.  Let us meditate on what is good, lovely, kind, gentle, helpful, and full of God’s abundant favor and love, so that our words will reflect what we have been meditating upon.