The Rock Of My Salvation

 

Psalm 71:15 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And Your salvation all the day, For I do not know their limits.

I’m so thankful that I know the Lord and that every day something new about Him unfolds before my very eyes. The Psalmist said of the Lord’s righteousness and salvation: “For I do not know their limits.”

God is so vast and multifaceted that we can never exhaust His greatness. We can never know Him completely. There is always something new and exciting that He wants to reveal to us.

Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah

God daily loads us with benefits! Every day is a new day with the Lord, filled with His goodness that He longs to bestow upon His children!

Lamentations 3:22-24 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”

It’s easy with all the turmoil that is going on around us for us to take a negative outlook at our future. It’s at these times that we need to look into God’s Word and see His character and nature. He is a loving Father who longs to bless His children. When it looks like things are going down the tube, we need to reach out and take the hand of the One who loves us the most and died that we might live!

Psalm 91:1, 2 HE who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Do you dwell in the secret place of the Most High? That simply means that you have a living and vital relationship with Him; that you know Him and commune with Him regularly; that you share your heart with Him and seek Him as your all in all and live your life as unto the Lord. God desires that we trust Him; that we look to Him for direction and seek His face, His will and not just come to Him in the time of trouble. He wants to commune with His children! We can trust Him to take care of us!

Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

The word “deliver” in Psalm 91:14 means “to carry over the trap to a safe place; to a high place. When we come to the Lord in fear of what is happening to us or around us and place our trust in Him, He comes on the scene to help us. Now in verse 15 we see the same word “deliver”, but this is a different Hebrew word and it means “to equip for victory in battle.” God not only runs to our rescue in the time of trouble, but He equips us to win the battle; we are assured of the victory when we place our trust in Him.

When the battle is raging around you; run to the Rock of your salvation!

In my younger years when I was just beginning to walk by faith, when I would be afraid, I would find scriptures that told of God’s goodness and faithfulness and highlight them in my Bible. Then I would read them out loud to strengthen my spirit man. It’s what you focus on that will become the biggest in your mind. If you don’t stop the negative, fearful thoughts from coming into your mind and replace them with positive, faith-filled thoughts, you will find yourself fearful and expecting the worst all the time. Fear opens the door for the enemy to come in because it is like faith to him. Job feared what would happen in his life and then said that it was his greatest fear that had come upon him.

Job 3:25, 26 For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me. I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes.”

Are you expecting bad things to happen in your life? Or, are you placing your trust in the Rock of your salvation?

I got up this morning with this song on my heart. I pray that it will bless you as much as it has me.

Psalm 118:21, 22 I will praise You, For You have answered me, And have become my salvation. The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.

Jesus was rejected as Messiah by His own and yet He died to save each and every one of us. He has become the chief cornerstone; the One on which all of salvation is built. His gift of redemption is so vast we can’t, in our finite minds, even imagine the broad scope of it. But, even though we might not comprehend it intellectually that doesn’t stop us from receiving it because everything that we receive from God comes through faith. Faith is not an intellectual assent or knowledge that we possess, it is a trust that believes what God says over our circumstances and then acts on that belief until we see it with our natural eyes.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

Are you safe in the strong tower of the Lord this morning? Or do you feel like you are out there in enemy territory just waiting for your demise? Run to the Lord; He will save you!

Psalm 61:3,4 For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

Father, I come before You this morning to declare that You are my hiding place. You are the Rock of my salvation, my stronghold in the time of trouble, my refuge from the storm and my high fortress in which I hide from my enemies. I thank You for providing so great a salvation that I can run to You and be safe. Thank You for loving me and saving me. Thank You for daily loading me with good things to benefit me. Thank You for being my God, the One that I can run to when I am afraid. Thank You for delivering me from my enemies and for protecting me from those who seek to harm me. Thank You, Lord, for being the chief cornerstone upon which I can build my faith. You are worthy to be praise and adored, for You are My Savior and my Lord!

Father, I lift up to You those who may be in harm’s way this morning; those who are fearful and distressed over what is happening in their lives or to their loved ones. Father, I ask that You would give them peace in the midst of the storm; that You would protect them from their enemies and deliver them from harm. Father, I pray for peace in the Middle East and that Your people would be able to dwell in safety! I ask You to stop the fighting and establish harmony in those countries. I pray that they would turn to the One true God and accept You, Lord Jesus, as their Prince of Peace, their Savior and Lord.

Father, I thank You for watching over Your children and for providing for their every need. I give You praise because I know You; I can trust You to rescue and deliver from harm. Thank You for hearing and answering the prayer that I offer up to You in the name of Jesus! Amen.

I Shall Not Be Shaken!

 

Acts 2:25-28 For David says in regard to Him, I saw the Lord constantly before me, for He is at my right hand that I may not be shaken or overthrown or cast down [from my secure and happy state]. Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection]. For You will not abandon my soul, leaving it helpless in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor let Your Holy One know decay or see destruction [of the body after death]. You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence.

This scripture refers to David when speaking prophetically of the Lord Jesus when he says that he saw the Lord constantly before me. What a beautiful picture of trust! Can you say that you see the Lord constantly before you? Or is your constant image that of fear of what might happen in the future? He said that picture that He placed before Him is what caused Him to not be shaken or overthrown or cast down from His secure and happy state.

You know, some of the things that we see happening around us right now may have a tendency to cause us to be shaken from our security. It would be easy to focus on the impossibility of our world to ever change; but this scripture goes on to give us the anchor that we need to use to hold us in stability as we wait in constant anticipation of the Resurrection or the return of the Lord. That key is to encamp or dwell in hope in anticipation of what God is going to do in the lives of His children. To dwell in the hope that God is in control of the things that we see as enemies of our future security and happiness.

He goes on to say that the reason that Jesus could hope in anticipation of not being left in that helpless state is that He knew that God would not abandon Him. Do you rest in the assurance that God will not abandon you or leave you in a state of destruction?

“You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence.”

You see the key to living in a state of security when it seems that all around you is falling down is to allow God to enrapture you with His joy with and in His presence.

Back in the 17th century there was a Frenchman who served as a cook in a monastery. His name was Nicholas Herman, or otherwise known as Brother Lawrence. He wrote a book called, “The Practice of the Presence of God”. In it he described how he wanted to live every moment with an overwhelming sense of God’s presence and how that changed his life. He was consumed with love for God and wanted to perform every task, no matter how insignificant, purely for the love of God. He lived in God’s presence, aware of Him in every activity of life and so was enraptured with the joy of the Lord that he had a calm assurance that God was with him through every activity of his life, both the good and the bad.

“The time of busyness does not differ with me from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were on my knees.” ~ Brother Lawrence

Can you say, as Brother Lawrence said, that you possess God in as great a tranquility whether you are experiencing the noise and clatter of things that try to shake you as you do when you are on your knees in prayer?

Paul said it this way when speaking of his trials and persecutions in Acts 20:24:

“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself,….”

Paul later went on to say to Timothy when encouraging him to preach the word, in season and out, that even though you experience adversity and people come against you, the key to his success was in the Lord standing with him and strengthening him.

2 Timothy 4:16-18 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also, I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

Paul knew the presence of God even when everyone else forsook him. He knew that God was right there in the midst of the trouble to strengthen him and deliver him. He had the calm assurance that the Lord would deliver him from the evil work that was trying to destroy him and that He would preserve him for His heavenly kingdom. That calm assurance came from practicing the presence of God in every moment of every one of Paul’s days.

Stephen is another one that practiced the presence of God. His story is found in Acts 7:54-60:

When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said. “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul. And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

If you were standing before a group of terrorists that were intent on taking your life could you say as Stephen said “Lord, do not charge them with this sin”? The key to Stephen handing the crowd coming against him and stoning him is found in verse 55: “But he, being full of the Holy Spirit”. You become filled with the Holy Spirit as you receive Him in His fullness initially through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, but also through your daily communion with Him. By practicing His presence you receive a fresh infilling on a moment by moment basis. Stephen, even while being stoned, was able to gaze into the heavenlies and see the Son of Man, Jesus, standing at the right hand of God. I think it’s interesting that this scripture pictures Jesus standing when in Mark 14:62 Jesus, Himself, said that they would see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, or God. He said again in Luke 22:69:

“Hereafter the Son of man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.”

And yet, Stephen saw Him standing at the right hand of God. I believe that when Stephen stood in faith for the truth of God and was stoned for it that he got the attention of the Son of God so strongly that Jesus stood up on Stephen’s behalf. He stood to attention to receive Stephen into the presence of God as he was persecuted and stoned for his faith. You can be assured that if He did that for Stephen that He will do it for any one of His children who faithfully stand in their faith while being persecuted!

Paul told Timothy that “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” But even in the midst of his own persecution he said, “And out of them all the Lord delivered me.” (2 Timothy 3:11, 12)

Regardless of whether we suffer persecution in the days ahead of us or simply experience the challenges of life, the key to us living in peace and security within ourselves is in practicing the presence of God; living a lifestyle of being constant in prayer. We can know that God is with us and will deliver us by either strengthening us through the persecution or removing us from it.

Father, I thank You for equipping us through Your presence to meet any challenge that might lay before us. Thank You for the fullness of joy that comes as we draw near to You. May we practice that presence of God every moment of every day that we might be able to stand firm in faith when we are challenged or persecuted for our faith. Thank You for fully equipping us to be victorious throughout all of life’s tribulations. Father, I pray for my friends today who may be struggling with insecurities. Father, I pray that they will draw near to You and experience Your presence as a blanket of warmth and reality around them. Reveal Yourself to them at this difficult time in their lives, Father. Show them Your constant love that is around them to comfort and strengthen them. Thank You for making Yourself real to them through the presence of Your Spirit within. May we each be strong in You, Lord, for whatever may lay ahead of us. May we not give up and quit in our fighting the good fight of faith! In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Do Not Be Afraid!

 

Isaiah 35:3, 4 Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees, Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

It is said that in the Bible there are 365 “fear nots”; that’s one for every day of the year. I haven’t checked that out for accuracy, but I know this: God has said in His word that He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) Fear is a spirit that comes to torment people so they can’t exercise their faith in God. If fear hangs around long enough a person will become comfortable with it and that will be the first thing that comes into their minds when adversity appears. Paul cautioned Timothy about entertaining the spirit of fear. He told him that God had given him three things to counteract the fear that would come against him. We would be wise to use these three weapons against fear as well.

Power – dunamis – means miraculous power, ability, abundance, meaning, might, miracle power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.

This word for power is the root word from which we get our word “dynamite”. We, as believers, have the dynamic power of God within us. That same power of the Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead resides within us. It is that power that is available to us to give us the ability to overcome the spirit of fear that comes against us.

Love – agape – a love of choice; God’s kind of love that expresses itself unconditionally. This love chooses to love regardless of what the other person has done.

We have God’s kind of love within us to fight fear because the God of love inhabits His people through His Spirit who is within us. God is love – agape – according to 1 John 4:8. When the Holy Spirit comes to reside within a person who is born again, He brings His fruit with Him. Love is the first fruit of the Spirit that is mentioned in Galatians 5:22 characterizing the nature of God within a believer. This love, God’s kind of love, casts out fear because fear brings torment and God does not want His people to be tormented by the spirit of fear.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

The word for fear here is the word phobos and it means that which causes flight; hence, fear, terror, dread. The spirit of fear causes people to want to flee from the situation. It tries to instill terror and dread in the hearts of God’s people.

The third word that describes what God has given us in 2 Timothy 1:7 to counteract fear is a “sound mind”. How important is it to have a sound mind? Well, this word describes a “sound mind” as having safe-thinking. The word denotes good judgment, disciplined thought patterns, and the ability to understand, and make right decisions. It includes the qualities of self-control and self-discipline. Have you ever seen someone who was so afraid that they couldn’t think straight? They were running around not knowing which way to go. A person like this will often make wrong decisions about their lives, their situations and what they should and shouldn’t do. Their thinking is clouded by the fear that has attacked them. God has given us His Spirit of soundness; His ability to judge accurately about the situation and His strength to control and discipline our actions so we are not tossed about by the wind of fear.

So, how do we apply these power points that God has given us to dispel the fear that comes against us? It all begins in the mind. That’s where the ability to think clearly starts. We have to control what we think about.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down stronghold, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

It is our responsibility to stop wrong thoughts, thoughts of fear and discouragement from taking up residence in our minds. We are the only ones that can put up the guard over our minds that keeps fear from taking root and building a stronghold in our minds. The word says we are to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. That means we judge every thought that comes to us to see if it is good or bad. If it is bad we throw it out! The question we need to ask ourselves about these thoughts are: What does the word say about what I am thinking?. If the thought doesn’t line up with the word of God then pitch it out! We are responsible for what we are thinking. The things that are to take up residence in our minds, according to Philippians 4:8 are these:

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

It’s the good, positive thoughts that we are to meditate on, not the fearful ones. What we think on we will become. If we think on fearful thoughts we will become fearful people. But if we focus on God’s ability to overcome the fear and what it can do to us then He becomes bigger within us and our thoughts will be of His ability to defeat whatever it is that comes against us.

Paul told Timothy this in 2 Timothy 1:13: Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

Who are you listening to? The words that people around you or on television or in the newspaper will have an effect on you, either for good or for evil. If you constantly feed on negativity then you will have a negative attitude, but if you are feeding on the Word of God then you will see that God is bigger than anything the devil can throw at you and you will have a positive attitude. Don’t feed on the “what ifs” that come with fear, but feed on the “God is greater” that comes with faith.

2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

God’s grace, His ability within you to do what you are unable to do in and of yourself, is greater than anything the devil would bring against you. God’s grace is there for you to access in your time of need. Draw from His grace to withstand the fear that you are feeling.

2 Timothy :16-18 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.

The message of those who do not believe will spread like cancer. Stay away from them! Connect with people of faith, people who believe that God is greater than he who is in the world; people who will encourage you and stand with you through troubling times. Do not allow your faith to be overthrown by negative, fearful people!

2 timothy 3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come;

Yes, it’s true, perilous times; times that are harsh, dangerous, difficult, painful, fierce, grievous and hard to deal with will come! We don’t deny that we live in perilous times right now. But it’s one thing to know that it’s happening and feed on the negativity of it and it’s another thing to be aware and prepared so we are able to help those around us to deal with the pressure of life as it is. Paul tells Timothy how to deal with the happenings of world events that would try to shake his faith:

2 Timothy 3:14-17 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, know from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of! What do you know that has stood the test of time; that people have tried to destroy for thousands of years? The word of God! Continue in the word of God; continue feeding on God’s word. It is able to make you wise and bring salvation and faith that is through Christ Jesus. All Scripture has a purpose: to complete you and to make you fully equipped for every good work. We can’t give something away that we do not own ourselves. We can’t help others if we are filled with fear ourselves.

Friends, God is with us! He will not leave us nor forsake us. He is the Greater One who lives on the inside of us. If God is for us, then who could possibly be against us? (Romans 8:31) We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us and nothing can separate us from His love! (Romans 8:37-39)

Father, I come before You this morning to say “thank You” for all that You have given us to overcome the spirit of fear that comes against us. I acknowledge that You are the Greater One who lives within me. Thank You for equipping me to win the battle against fear. I lift up to You those who may be struggling with fear in their lives this morning. I pray that Your love will dispel that fear that is trying to take up residence within them. Father, reveal to them how much You love them and what You have done to equip them to be victorious in the face of danger. Thank You for giving us Your Spirit to lead and guide us through the difficult times. I ask You, Lord, to strengthen the ones who are struggling today. Give them the assurance that You love them and are right there to help them overcome! Thank You, Father, for the victory is ours in Christ Jesus! These things I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Be Strong!

 

Deuteronomy 31:1-8 AMP AND MOSES went on speaking these words to all Israel: And he said to them, I am 120 years old this day; I can no more go out and come in. And the Lord has said to me, You shall not go over this Jordan. The Lord your God will Himself go over before you, and He will destroy these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess them. And Joshua shall go over before you, as the Lord has said. And the Lord will do to them as He did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when He destroyed them. And the Lord will give them over to you, and you shall do to them according to all the commandments which I have commanded you. Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you. And Moses called to Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong, courageous, and firm, for you shall go with this people into the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to possess it. It is the Lord Who goes before you; He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; [let there be no cowardice or flinching, but] fear not, neither become broken [in spirit—depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm].

The Israelites were getting ready to enter the Promised Land. They had wandered in the wilderness for 40 years and had become comfortable with wilderness living. It seemed as if they were to spend their lives in the wilderness. They knew that God had said they would stay there until all the generation that were 20 and above who had believed the evil report of the 10 spies that they could not conquer the giants in that land had died off. Moses had been their leader since they had left Egypt; they were used to the way he lead them. Now they being were challenged to break out of their complacency, to follow a new leader and to finally enter in and take the land that God had given them.

Many times we become “used” to life the way it is. We may have believed God to do something different, a promise that He had given us or a new thing that we felt that He said He was doing in our lives, but it seemed like it was taking forever for it to happen. We may have wondered if we really heard God correctly. I’m sure there were a lot of different thoughts going through the minds of the Israelities when God told them it was time to cross over and take the land. But notice that God only wanted them to think about two things: that He would go before them and cause them to possess the land, and that He would go with them as they marched through it. God didn’t want them to be afraid. He said they should have no cowardice or flinching in fear. He cautioned them to not become broken in spirit, depressed, dismayed or unnerved with alarm. They were to have faith in His ability to cause them to be successful in fighting against their enemies.

This morning I feel that God is saying the same thing to His people. You may be facing giants in your land. You may feel as if you are so small in comparison with the things that you are dealing with. It seems as if there is no way that you could succeed with the enormity of the problems ahead of you. But God……

God is mightier than your enemies. He is bigger than sickness and disease; poverty or lack. And He will go before you into those situations that you face. He goes before you into every situation to prepare the way for you to be successful in it and then He comes and takes you by the hand to walk with you through it. God gave Joshua some specific instructions in Joshua 1:9 about going into the Promised Land:

Joshua 1:9 AMP Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

God is always with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He doesn’t leave His children to face difficulties alone. But He does ask us to be strong, to be courageous, to not fear because fear and faith cannot work together. Fear is faith that the enemy is bigger and will do you more harm than God can do you good. Fear empowers the enemy to steal, kill and destroy your life. But faith is what moves the hand of God. Faith is trust in the Lord that He is able and will do what He has promised. Faith believes God before it sees God move. Without faith it’s impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6) God simply asks that you put fear out of your life and that you believe Him to go before you and walk with you through whatever it is that you are facing.

New things always seem frightening, but when we realize that God has already walked there; that He has gone before us into it we gain courage knowing that He will be right there with us. It is easier to scale the mountain when you know you have a seasoned guide with you who has done it many, many times before. There are many this morning who are facing new things in their lives. So many people have experienced loss over the last few days. They are beginning again, facing what may seem to be insurmountable obstacles. And yet God will go before them and He will walk with them through the difficult days ahead; He will be right beside them as they undertake the new things, the days of putting their lives back together again.

If you are facing a giant in your land today, know that God has already defeated your enemies. He has equipped you to be successful and victorious in taking the land before you. Trust Him to walk with you through those days when it seems like you won’t make it. Give Him your faith and ask Him to develop it so that you can face the future with courage and strength. He will not leave you to fend for yourself.

Father, I come before You this morning and I thank You for going before us into the days of uncertainty that lie ahead of us. I thank You for equipping us to succeed and live above the storms of life. Thank You for Your strength that gives us the ability to continue walking into the unknown. Father, I pray for those this morning who are facing giants in their lives. You have already defeated the giants, Father, so I ask You to give them the assurance that they can fight the good fight of faith and win when they fight it with You beside them. I ask You to fill them with the courage that they need to face today with it’s problems and to be able to see that You are working in their lives to change those situations and make them victorious in the battles of life. Thank You, Father, for giving them a vision of the good that You have planned for their lives. Thank You for helping them to see the victory instead of defeat. Thank You for calming their inner beings and giving them peace in the midst of the storms. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

 

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