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“Had it not been the Lord who was on our side,” Let Israel now say, “Had it not been the Lord who was on our side when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us alive, when their anger was kindled against us; then the waters would have engulfed us, the stream would have swept over our soul; then the raging waters would have swept over our soul.”  (Psalm 124:1-5)

If the Lord had not been on Israel’s side, we may not have ever heard of them.  Look at history and you see that the Lord preserved the people He chose.  And from this, know that if you are in the Lord’s promise, you will be preserved by the Lord.  Do not let wickedness sweep over your soul, but come and live into the hope and promise the Lord gives to those who are His.

Lord, take my eyes off of my immediate circumstance to see that You have always preserved those who live in Your promise.  Guide me according to Your will to walk as You would have me walk knowing that only in You is there hope and a future.  May I not resist You as You minister to my spirit.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may now and always abide in You.

Lord Jesus, You are the promise and the hope of every generation.  Let my soul be comforted by Your promises that I may abide in You as You abide in me.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way You would have me go this day.  Lift me up to be able to face whatever may come along that I may hold fast to the truth You have spoken.  Let Your Holy Spirit minister to me this day.  Amen.

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