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“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast” (1 Peter 5:10).

The Lord is the author of our faith.  He leads us through the travails that come and the promise is that He will restore us and make us stronger.  No, we do not like it.  Jesus did not like the cross.  But going through what you must aids you to become what the Lord will make of you.  In Him alone is there hope, for without Him we would be (dare I say, shall be) crushed.  Do not lose heart but walk with the Lord and be transformed.

Lord, this world is rough and tough and eats people up all day long.  Help me to not depend upon the shifting sands of this world, but to stand upon You and Your Word which is my rock, the foundation, the cornerstone upon which all other things are built.  Continue to guide me and help me see that You are the One who has led, leads and will lead me in all goodness by Your grace.

Lord Jesus, in You alone is there hope.  You have given me all the grace I need so that I may walk in the newness of the life You give.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the grace You have given me, such that I do not waver, but hold fast to the truth You have revealed once for all.  In You, O Lord, is all the goodness I need.  In You is all hope which cannot be taken away.  In You is life, now and forever.  Keep me forever in You.  Amen.