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“They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle” (Revelation 9:9).

Some have tried to make of this some modern machinery that would terrorize us.  The pestilence in our life is strong and the noise of our culture is deafening.  It is hard to “be still and know that You are God.”  Yet, this is the call for all of us: to learn how to be still and listen to the Lord even though a battle rages around us and the noise is overwhelming.  Turn to the One who calls us to come to Him and He will help.

Lord, direct my life so that I see these things and do not fear them, for You have said: “fear not.”  You are, as You always have been, Lord of all.  The directions You give sometimes seem so hard, but that is because I try to do these things on my own.  Take away my pride and help me to turn to You.  Guide me in the way of righteousness so that I may follow You in all ways and learn from, and trust in. Your gentle love.

Lord Jesus, You are with me in every time of need.  You poured Yourself out so that Your life could become deeply rooted in the new life You give.  Guide me in the fruit of the Spirit so that I learn them as they become a part of me.  Let me not be afraid of this world, for it is passing away.  Help me to always look to You continuously.  You know what I need.  Thank You for providing all things necessary.  Amen.