Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!”  Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly. —Matthew 26:74-75

It was not much earlier that “Peter declared, ‘Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.’  And all the other disciples said the same” (Matthew 26:35).  How well do we know ourselves?  Do we project that we will do so and so or act so and so in a situation, but will we?

Let us not try to project what we will do in any given situation.  Instead, let us trust our Lord to guide us when any situation is upon us.  We are to “revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (I Peter 3:15).  Trust our Lord even when “they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you” (Matthew 10:19-20).  So let us not project what we will say or do in any given situation.  Instead, may we be ready and when the time comes to say anything or do anything for our Lord, trust Him to guide us.

I thank You, Dear Father, for the promise that You will guide us in any situation.  May I trust You for this by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.  So be it.

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