Father, we make it our goal to please You, and thereby take up the command to overcome evil with good. If we don’t, we will be overcome by evil and it will lead to our undoing. We will lose ground in our Christian walk and our testimony of faith will weaken and likely dissolve. Being struck by evil does not require us to respond to the evil, but to Your continued guidance in our lives as You have a much greater purpose in using the evil we’re dealt. Just as Jesus used evil for good when He didn’t give up His mission though rejected by those He came to save. “He became obedient to death, even death on a cross” so that we might have forgiveness of sins and that You, Father, might be glorified. Help us to always look for the ways in which we can glorify You when faced with evil. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.