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“They afflicted his feet with fetters, He himself was laid in irons; until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him.” (Psalm 105:18-19)


The Lord has promised that everything works to glory for those who love Him. The truth is that all of creation is for His glory. Do not be dismayed by circumstances, but look to the One who knows you by name and has plans for you. Be guided by His goodness and know that it is He who will guide You all the days of Your life. Live in the presence of the Almighty God and lean not on your own understanding.

Lord, guide my heart in Your presence that no matter what befalls me I would know that You are my God. Lead me through the valley of the shadow of death of this life that I may learn from You in humbleness. Lift up my heart so that it is based upon You and Your presence and not upon circumstances. Lead me, O Lord, and help me to follow You all the days of my life.

Holy Spirit, minister to my heart in those times of doubt, of anger, of desperation that I would not let circumstances define who I am, but Your Word alone. May I look to You in and through all things knowing that You will lead me into the will of the Father. Guide me now and always to walk humbly with You and to learn to listen as You speak. May I now and always be faithful. Amen.