Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19th Bangkok

The crackdown in Bangkok today is one of the worst and sure enough those of us here are living in history. State of Emergency was declared from 8pm to 6am tomorrow morning and supermarkets, shopping malls and so the like ran out of supplies due to residents stocking up. Not to mention many of the banks, supermarkets like 7-Eleven, Center One and the second largest shopping mall is S. E Asia, Central World are on fire. Protesters, soldiers, journalists and civilians/innocent people got killed due to Bangkok being on the brink. It is a ghost town out there as Hobbit and I peeked through our apartment window. Residents are being threatened with electricity, water and phone cut offs yet my unlocked phone and everything is still running perfectly.

If you are reading this and are following the situation here in Bangkok, please pray that God will restore peace to this city again soon. For Hobbit and I, we choose to claim Psalm 62 and Psalm 64 as we continue to pray for this country.

Psalm 62:
1 My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.

2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

3 How long will you assault a man?
Would all of you throw him down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?

4 They fully intend to topple him
from his lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
but in their hearts they curse.

5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

7 My salvation and my honor depend on God ;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.

9 Lowborn men are but a breath,
the highborn are but a lie;
if weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
together they are only a breath.

10 Do not trust in extortion
or take pride in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
do not set your heart on them.

11 One thing God has spoken,
two things have I heard:
that you, O God, are strong,

12 and that you, O Lord, are loving.
Surely you will reward each person
according to what he has done.

Psalm 64:

1 Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint;
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from that noisy crowd of evildoers.

3 They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim their words like deadly arrows.

4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent man;
they shoot at him suddenly, without fear.

5 They encourage each other in evil plans,
they talk about hiding their snares;
they say, "Who will see them ?"

6 They plot injustice and say,
"We have devised a perfect plan!"
Surely the mind and heart of man are cunning.

7 But God will shoot them with arrows;
suddenly they will be struck down.

8 He will turn their own tongues against them
and bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.

9 All mankind will fear;
they will proclaim the works of God
and ponder what he has done.

10 Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD
and take refuge in him;
let all the upright in heart praise him!

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