Set a guard over my mouth,
O LORD; keep watch over the
door of my lips.
Our heavenly Father knows when people
verbally attack us, and He has promised
to protect us. Nothing can touch His
children apart from His permissive will.
He has the power to work painful times
into something beneficial. We can have
hope because His will cannot be thwarted,
even in bad circumstances. We do not have
to react to criticism with anger and self-
protectiveness, as the world does. God
has called us to represent Him in every
situation the same way Christ did--through
dependence on the heavenly Father.
from: In Touch Devotional Booklet