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“Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; and do not let me be ashamed of my hope.  Uphold me that I may be safe, that I may have regard for Your statutes continually.  You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes, for their deceitfulness is useless.”  (Psalm 119:116-118)

What is it that keeps you in the right place when things get difficult?  Do you rely upon yourself?  Know that the One who is from eternity has given us the means to abide always in the truth of His Word.  Come to Him and be comforted in season and out of season knowing that He who loves you knows all that you need.  Be comforted in the hope that is eternal, and abide in Him.

Lord, I hear these words and my mind knows them to be true but my heart is sometimes far away.  Bring to remembrance all the goodness of Your grace and mercy that no matter the situation I may abide in the hope You alone can give.  Keep me close to Your Word that I may now and always abide in You and the promises which are sure.  Create in me a willing heart, O Lord.

Word made flesh, You have come that we may have life and have it abundantly.  Guide the thoughts of my mind and the inclination of my heart to dwell in You, the only place of security.  Lead me according to Your Word to live in You as You live in me.  Let my mind remember all of the promises You have spoken that I may not be led astray by others who would bring me to abandon hope in You.  Amen.

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