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“And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Matthew 8:20).

The truth is that this applies to all who walk with Jesus.  We may have a lovely earthly dwelling and our circumstances may be fine as far as this age goes, but there is always that unsettled feeling that we are not yet where we need to be.  The truth is that this world is not our home.  We were created to dwell with the Lord, knowing Him.  But sin has brought us to this place.  Let the unsettled part of You long for the Lord’s eternal presence.

Holy Spirit, You know me inside out.  You know where I am comfortable with things in this world that sometimes get in the way of me living by faith.  Help me to live out the faith You have given me, knowing that my true home is with You.  Do not let me settle into routine when there are things I need to be doing.  Guide me so that I may, now and always, walk with You, resting in Your goodness.

Lord Jesus, You had no place in this troubled world to rest.  Often, although my surroundings are peaceful, I too do not feel at rest.  Guide me according to Your goodness to live in the peace surpassing understanding which You give.  Help me to have that peace in my spirit most especially when chaos is all around me.  Direct me so that my eyes are always upon You and not taking comfort in things that are temporary.  Amen.

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