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“[A]nd though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8)

People of faith are to live by faith.  Faith is the evidence of things not seen and the conviction of things hoped for.  Our hope is that the day will come when we shall see our Savior face to face.  Between that time and now, we live in hope because Christ has done all that is needed. We are redeemed and freed to live into the life to which He has called us.  Come then in love and hope and live by faith in Him.

Lord, there are those difficult days in which I am unable to see Your provision.  Firm up my faith and help me in times of doubt so that I may be guided by Your goodness and mercy.  Lead me according to what You know needs to happen and help me to have joy in the hope You give me through this faith which sustains me.  Guide me into all goodness in order that I may have a foretaste of the inexpressible joy and glory of Your eternal presence.

Lord Jesus, even with the apostles there were some who would not believe until You took them by the hand and showed them.  Help me in my doubts and guide me in Your goodness to know that in You alone is there all hope and an eternal future.  You have taken all who believe and brought us to the place where we live by faith that we may be united with You forever.  Guide me this day in the will of the Father and help me where I need it.  Amen.