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“The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way” (Revelation 8:12).

And darkness fell over the land.  How often have we had periods of darkness?  They have happened many times before.  In those times people thought it was the end.  There are seasons for everything and that includes times of darkness.  Will you look to the Lord in good times and bad times?  Will you trust Him no matter what?  This is the true question of Scripture.   The answer?  Trust the Lord always, for He is good and abounding in steadfast love.

Lord, I am so conditional.  This weak body needs constant nourishment.  This weak mind is easily distracted.  This weak faith needs Your spiritual food to keep it going.  Help me, Lord, to live the way You would have me live.  Guide me in Your goodness to look to You in season and out of season.  In all things, lead me to trust that You alone are God and that You alone are always good.

Gracious Savior, I need saving in times of darkness.  I need saving when times are really going well and I do not think I need You.  I need You to walk with me today and guide me in Your goodness and mercy to be conformed to You.  You know what I need.  Lead my spirit to look to You whether it is light or dark.  Guide me in the way You know I need to go and keep me upon the right path.  Amen. 

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