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A Prayer to the One I Trust

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 NLT Keep me in your perfect peace, O Lord! Keep my thoughts fixed on you in all I do. I trust in you! Do not let me turn away to trust in the ways of man or in the idols of money or personal success, which promise so much yet deliver so little. Instead, let the instinct of my heart be to run to you to find peace and rest in the “shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). May I always say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust” (Psalm 91:2)! Keep me abiding in your will, Read More

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Joy in the Wilderness

Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. Mark 1:12-13 Sometimes the Spirit of God sends us out into the wilderness so that a time of true testing will come. After soaring on the heights of a spiritual awakening, God can drive us to a dry and barren land where we must rely completely on him to sustain us, for everything else has been stripped away. He takes us far from all things comfortable and secure, and leads us to a place of emptiness where there is nothing to lean on but him. In this parched land, we become distinctly aware of two crucial things: first, that we are desperately needy, and second, that Read More