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“He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.  Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”  (Psalm 121:3-4)

Happenstance is a word to describe the randomness of life.  That is just an illusion.  There is no happenstance with the Lord.  He has promised that everything has a purpose.  Come then into the purpose of the Lord and know that He who is always present knows all things.  Do not think that things are random, but see that all things are within the purpose of the Lord.  He who knows you watches over you.

Lord, when things happen that I do not like, help me not to excuse it nor ignore it.  Guide me so that I see that all things truly are in Your hand.  Lead me into the way of life that You have set before me through salvation that I would forever abide in the truth of Your goodness.  Let me see through circumstances that I may know truth.  Help me in those times I do not understand to live in faith.

Lord Jesus, things certainly did not go the way I would have liked them to go while You were walking the earth.  Yet You lived the life You gave for our sake in spite of, and not because of, circumstances.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth.  Help me to see in You the only hope in this age filled with strife and wickedness.  May I be guided by Your example to live each day in steadfast faithfulness.  Amen.

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