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“They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; they did not find a way to an inhabited city. They were hungry and thirsty; their soul fainted within them. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses.” (Psalm 107:4-6)

We are all wandering and looking for the New Jerusalem. The hearts of the redeemed are not quite at home in this world. The Lord has delivered out of trouble all those whom He has called to Zion. We walk in a world of distress, but have the promise that this world is not our home. Come into the promise of the Lord and abide in His mercy and grace all the days of your life.

Lord, I am often confused by this world. Help me, I pray, to always look to You in and through all things. Guide me according to Your goodness to walk humbly in Your sight knowing that in You alone is goodness and mercy. Lead me O Lord that I may now and always abide in You and You in me. Let me see Your hand of deliverance that I may be affirmed in faith every step in this life.

Lord Jesus, You are the way through the wilderness of this life. Guide me, O Lord, that I may walk forever in Your counsel. Lift me up to walk above the wickedness of this world, yet keep me humble that I may become like You and love all whom I meet, You satisfy the hungry heart and quench the thirst of all who are thirsty with living water. Guide me this day, O Lord. Amen.