That You may give him power to keep himself calm in the days of adversity.
When trouble comes, you don’t have to get upset. When your plans don’t work out, you don’t have to fall apart. When someone is rude, you don’t have to get offended. You have the power to remain calm. It’s because the Scripture says that God has made you a king. He has given you the authority to rule over your kingdom - over your mind, your attitude, your responses. You can’t rule over someone else. You can’t rule over all your circumstances. That’s not up to you. That’s in God’s hands. You control what you can control, and you have to trust God to take care of what you can’t control.
Some of us let things upset us way too easily—the traffic, the weather, the grumpy clerk. You should go out each day expecting the best but knowing you’ll face adversity and challenges. Make the decision at the first of the day that you’re not going to let things upset you. You’re going to be calm. You’re going to stay in peace. You’re going to rule your day.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You have given me the power to keep calm in times of adversity. Help me to know the authority You have given me to rule over the kingdom of my thoughts, attitudes, and responses. I declare that I will not let others control me any longer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.