Do not forget to rejoice, for hope is always just around the corner.
Hold up through the hard times that are coming and devote yourselves to prayer.
—Exodus 33:14 -NIV
A Time to Think … “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.” – Rudyard Kipling, author
A Time to Act …It is easy to say “I trust in a divine plan” but often, especially in this time of our lives with a world pandemic, angry people, loss of jobs, stability, and now an awful condo collapse in Florida where it seems many unsuspecting people have died—is it any wonder that we call out: “God is this really your plan?” We must hold on friends, for everything God does NOT send us evil, but all that God does in our lives is GOOD and for our good, period!
A Time to Pray… Lord, You alone know my deepest fears even if I don’t share them with You. I hold them tightly inside because those fears often make me feel ashamed, and stop me from going forward in my trust in You. Every day I tell myself to ask You for strength, but then I need Your help to have the courage to practice it! Please give me that courage to do what I fear I cannot do, and the wisdom to stay away from what makes me fearful. In Your powerful name I ask it, AMEN.