Thursday, March 30, 2017

I Will Give You Strength

"God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places." - Habakkuk 3:19

"And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19

"Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!" - Psalm 96:6-7

Dear God, 

You the Lord God give me my strength. I really can't handle everything on my own, not as much as I wish I could. And I don't have to either. I do need You. Oh God, give me strength just to make it this week. Give me strength to make it through next week. Help me to feel better. Keep providing for the least of these, particularly with regard to healthcare. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

You Belong to Me!

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are mine." - Isaiah 43:1 

"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38-39

"Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me." - Isaiah 49:16

Dear God, 

You have called me by name. I am Yours. No matter how alone I feel at times, I still belong to You. You bought me with Your blood and paid for my sins. Nothing can separate me from Your love. You know me and You know my name. You always speak to me by name. You have written my name on Your hand. Thank You for love so great that You know me by name.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


Worship Me

"Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness." - Psalm 29:2

"For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known." - I Corinthians 13:12

And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hoots; the whole earth Is full of his glory!" - Isaiah 6:3

Dear God, 

I should worship You because You are holy and Your holiness is beautiful. The many beautiful sunsets and flowers and even people are not perfectly holy like You are. I cannot understand the beauty of Your holiness right now as I can only see a part of it. In heaven, I will be able to see all of it. I should join with the Angels to sing of Your holiness. Worshipping You changes me into more of the person You created me to be. I should worship You because of who You are. Reading Your Word can help me to know You better and praise You well. When I understand more of who You are, I am changed and You are glorified. And that is the most beautiful worship. God, help me grow into that person You want me to be. Help me to continue in my advocacy for the least of these and not lose focus on You and Your guidance. You are holy and You will help Your children. You will not let monsters on D.C. harm them. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I Will Help You

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." - Psalm 46:1 

"For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lorx your God did tot eh Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever." - Joshua 4:23-24

"Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen." - Jude 24-25

Dear God, 

You are my help in times of trouble. Your presence is always with me and You are very present in times of trouble. I am part of Your royal family. You will take care of me. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Light of the World

And again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." - John 8:12

"But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day." - Proverbs 4:18

"And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever." - Revelation 22:5

Dear God, 

You are the light of the world. I will never live in darkness. I will have the light that gives life. Your light goes before me showing me the path You want me to follow. That path will one day lead me to heaven because I love You. Your light will shine in all its glory in heaven. In heaven, there will never be night. Thank You for the light of life.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


Know That You Need Me

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 5:3 

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9

"Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!" - II Corinthians 9:15

"You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory." - Psalm 73:24

Dear God, 

The poor in spirit are blessed as the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. When I know I need You, I should be happy be asks it means I understand that You are what I need. I have been saved by grace through faith. These are both gifts from You. Thank You for some of the best gifts I can possibly have. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Waiting in Hope

"Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield." - Psalm 33:20

And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age." - Matthew 28:18-20

"But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever." - Psalm 52:8

Dear God,

You are my help and my shield. How am I waiting for You? Am I doing so in a tantrum? Or am I watching to see what You will do? You protect me. You are always ready to help me. All I need to do is ask. God, You did it again yesterday. You answered my prayer. The battle over the healthcare issue for the least of these is not over. The battle for good in our country is not over. But You showed Yourself again in a huge way yesterday. And it was really out of my hands. Advocacy organizations are saying congratulations, you all did this, but I feel that in some ways that I was powerless. And that all I could do was wait and hope for the best. And You did it. Thank You for that. Please keep doing that. The next battle is the budget. The budget of hate from Trump that threatens everything domestic.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen




Friday, March 24, 2017

I Give You Power

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13

"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." - John 15:4

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him." - Psalm 28:7

Dear God,

You give me power and strength. You give me everything I need to face anything, whether good or bad. But I have to stay close to You. I really do not feel strong right now. And I am having a hard time trusting You to take care of things, but God, You have compassion for the least of these and I know You would not allow harm to come to them, so I ask You again to make sure those republican monsters do not cause them harm by stripping away our healthcare. By trusting You to do what is right in this situation, I can be ready for what happens. You are in control of everything that takes place in my life. And you do constantly protect me from dangers. So God, I am leaning on Your power right now. Today is yet another day in which I need You to intervene in a huge way. And thank You for intervening yesterday.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

When You Wonder Why

"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." - Genesis 28:15

"But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me." - John 15:26

"My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me." - Psalm 63:8

Dear God,

Help me to trust You during the times I do wonder why something is happening or how to handle something that is happening. God, You say You will provide for Your children yet the republican monsters are at it again hellbent on throwing the least of these, mostly the disabled, off their insurance plans. Why? If You really do care about the least of these, You need to put a stop to the monsters before they cause the death of many innocents who are often born into this world with pre-existing conditions and it needs to be soon! "Freedom Caucus?" Freedom for whom? Freedom for what? To do Satan's work? Because that's what it looks like. God, those monsters vote on that bill today. Please step in and make sure it fails. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen

Remember My Names

"My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy." - Psalm 63:5-7

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the rpropwr time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." - I Peter 5:6-7

"For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prinxe of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6

Dear God, 

I give You all my worries because You care for me. You are powerful. You are wise. You are full of mercy. You are Shepherd. You are Savior. You are Prince of Peace. You are King above all kings. You are Lord above all lords. You are Love. You are always with me. You watch over me when I sleep. You are taking care of me. When I have the night terrors in the night and feel afraid to close my eyes again, I can just cry out to You for comfort and rest. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen


Changing You

"And we all, with unveiled face, be holding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."- II Corinthians 3:18

"The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him." - Romans 8:16-17

"For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."- II Corinthians 4:17-18

"And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. - Ephesians 5:18-21

Dear God, 

I am being changed to be like You. I must be willing to suffer as You have suffered in order to be more like You. And then I will have glory as You have glory. God, troubles are deep right now. Fears abound. Republicans are monsters with regard to healthcare issues. The disabled are concerned. Please intervene and continue to provide for us. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


Monday, March 20, 2017

Choose Joy Instead

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." - Philippians 4:4-6

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." - Galatians 5:22-23

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." - Hebrews 13:8

"Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord." - Psalm 107:43

Dear God,

Choose joy over complaining. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. God, grant me more patience when I encounter the evil and the hate in this world. Give me more gentleness and kindness. Help me kill it with kindness. Help me show more love. But also grant me more wisdom to know when I should just shut up and find an exit. Help me to never be afraid to correct someone that is being ignorant and spreading hate for others. But help me to always do so in love. Grant me the capacity to forgive and love like You forgive and love. Thank You for that which You have provided and will continue to provide even though I am unsure of how You will do so right now.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sing to Me

"I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me." - Psalm 13:6 

"This God is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights." - II Samuel 22:33-34

Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!" - John 21:22

Dear God,

I will sing to You because You take care of me. I do wish Your plans for me did not have to be so hard. Help me grow closer to You and make me stronger. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spend Time with Me

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." - Romans 15:13

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." - Isaiah 26:3

"You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him." - Romans 8:9

"And we all, with unveiled face, be holding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lors who is the Spirit." - II Corinthians 3:18

Dear God,

You will fill me with joy and peace when I trust You and the best way to trust You is to spend time with You. Help me to never be too busy for You. God, keep growing me to be more like You. Even when I dispute and fight the lies coming from all around, help me to not waver and to always see through the lies. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen




Thursday, March 16, 2017

Worry Is a Waste

And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?" - Luke 12:22-26

And he said with a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water." - Revelation 14:7

Dear God, 

Worry is thinking about things at the wrong time. I hand over to You the concerns that millions of Americans have with regard to healthcare and budgets that make things worse for our country. I hand over to You the republican monsters and their hateful actions that go against Your Word with regard to the least of these and the elderly and the veterans. I hand these things over to You because I am but one person and I cannot handle these things on my own. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


A Second Chance

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

"I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and a bride adorns herself with her jewels."Isaiah 61:10

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16

Dear God,

Your love never ends. Your mercies never stop and are new every morning. This means I get to try again every day and that my mistakes from the previous day are erased when I give them to You and ask for forgiveness. Today is a new day with a fresh start. Your love will never end. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Run to Me

"Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory." - Psalm 73:23-24

"Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered." - Proverbs 28:26

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe." - Proverbs 18:10

Dear God, 

You are the one who keeps me safe. You will be my strong tower. Today I present to You again anxieties about healthcare issues, be they personal or be they with regard to those republican monsters trying to destroy it in this country. Please keep intervening. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Protection

"The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy." - Psalm 145:20

"We love because he first loved us." - I John 4:19

"Here the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it in the coastlands far away; say, 'He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.'" - Jeremiah 31:10

"Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us." - Psalm 62:8

Dear God, 

You watch over and protect everyone who loves You. You are bigger and stronger than any fear I will ever face. God, protect us from the monstrosity of the republican measures that will destroy healthcare in our country. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lean on Me

"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." - Proverbs 18:24

"But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love." - Psalm 59:16-17

"By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff." - Hebrews 11:21

Dear God,

Help me as I lean on You, as I learn to fully lean on You and no one or nothing else. Strengthen me as I lean on You.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen

Sunday, March 12, 2017

No Surprises

"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." - Matthew 6:34

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." - Luke 4:18-19

"Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them." - Isaiah 42:9

Dear God, 

The future belongs to You and You know what is in the future. I do not need to worry because of that, but it is hard not to. God, You know what my worries and fears are right now. Please intervene.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Powerful Praise

"You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel." - Psalm 22:3

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each of us, for "'In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, "'For we are indeed his offspring.'" - Acts 17:26-28

Other translation focal verse: "By his power we live and move and exist." Some of your own poets have said: "For we are his children." - Acts 17:28

Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!" - Revelation 5:11-12

Dear God, 

Praise is so powerful that it can not only get me through this day, but it will give me victory over this day. By worshipping You with songs and words and prayers, I connect with You in the most powerful way. My praises are Your throne. My praising You brings me into Your presence and gives me a glimpse of Youw power and glory. The devil hates it when I praise You. The devil runs when he hears me praising You. Praising You with all my heart makes the worry and fear vanish as well. The most important reason to praise You is because You are worthy to receive honor and glory and praise. My praises are powerful even on the darkest and most difficult day I may be having. My praises bring the light of Your presence into my life and give me victory over my day. So God, You know my biggest fear and worry right now. You know it involves the matter of healthcare and how the republicans are trying to destroy it. I turn that over to You for Your intervention and protection for me and the least of these. And I focus on praising You today. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen

Friday, March 10, 2017

I Will Go Before You

"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." - Deuteronomy 31:8

"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." - Ephesians 3:14-19

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love." - I John 4:18

Dear God, 

You will go before me. You will be with me. I should not be afraid. I should not worry. You love me. You are everywhere all the time. No matter what is going on, You will be with me. I can be brave and bold because You are with me. Fear and worry doesn't belong. Your perfect love takes away fear. Right now, God, I present to You with my fears and worries. The republican monsters are at it again attempting to make healthcare far far worse than the ACA. They want seniors to be charged far more than they already are. They want women to have no care. They want the disabled to have no primary care. And they claim to be doing this in Your name! God, You say You provide. You say You will go before me and be with me. Please show Yourself in a huge way in this matter. Do it not just for me. Do it for the least of these. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Sun

"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he Edwards those who seek him." - Hebrews 11:6

"We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete." - II Corinthians 10:5-6

"And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God." - Colossians 1:9-10

Dear God, 

In order to please You, I must have faith believing that You are real and that you reward those who seek You. Keeping You at the center of my every thought, word, and action IS a challenge though! I must take captive every thought and make it give up and obey You. I need to study Your word to find out pleases You. Please do be the sun of my world and shine in my life. Today, I give You my thoughts about what the republicans are doing to destroy healthcare again. This time in a way that would charge the elderly more and would potentially turn insurance into nothing more than the junk plans that were allowed before the ACA. They have a plan that is far worse than the ACA and is still short of universal care. Today, I give You my thoughts about their proposed cuts to HUD which helps house homeless veterans and disabled people. See, they complain about those of us against the wall and refugee bans not being for veterans yet their own party is cutting programs that help veterans!!! I can care about both the refugee and the veteran and I do care about both. God, help us all the next several months. God, do Your will here. God, prepare our hearts and minds and keep them awake against the devil child Trump. He lies. His party lies. And we need to be alert to the lies so we are not misled. You will know them by their fruit. Rotten fruit is rotten fruit. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen

Sunday, March 5, 2017

In the Middle of the Mess

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness." - James 1:2-3

"Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable a his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!" - Romans 11:33

"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me."  - John 15:4

Dear God, 

I can find joy in the middle of my toughest times. Nothing is impossible with You! You are with me. You are working in my life. You can bring good out of evil. You can outsmart the devil and anything this world throws at me. I can find joy through prayer. Help me to remember that You are with me always no matter what happens and that You will continue to provide care to the most vulnerable people despite of what the republicans try to do to harm them.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen


The Path

"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." - I Corinthians 10:13

"So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight." - II Corinthians 5:6-7

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14:6

"You make known to me the oath of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." - Psalm 16:11

Dear God,

The path of life has a wonderful destination in heaven. You are walking with me. You know everything that will happen on my path. You see the whole path even when I can only see a small part. Help me to trust You and to walk by faith. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


Made New

"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature si being renewed day by day." - II Corinthians 4:16

"You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Soirit of Christ does not belong to him." - Romans 8:9

"Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory." - Psalm 73:23-24

Dear God, 

I am being made new every day. Every morning is another beginning. Mistakes of yesterday belong to yesterday with You. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen


You Will Have Happiness

"Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!" - Psalm 144:15

"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" - Psalm 46:10

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling." - Psalm 46:1-3

Dear God, 

Help me to enjoy any happiness I have with You. Happy is not a feeling that comes often in light of what is happening in America right now with the lying republicans who are bent on destroying access to care for the millions upon millions of citizens who not only need but deserve care. 

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name, 

Amen


Saturday, March 4, 2017

What Your Heart Can See

"But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience." - Romans 8:25

"The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me." - John 17:22-23

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1

Dear God, 

I do hope for something I have not yet seen. And my hope is that it is much better than what we have on earth. I thank You for giving me this hope.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen

Friday, March 3, 2017

Come to Me with Courage

"Be strong, and let your heart take courage." - Psalm 31:24

"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death." - Revelation 21:8

"Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young." - Isaiah 40:10-11

Dear God, 

I am to be strong and brave. I am to put my hope in You. God, after reading these scriptures today, I want to say that the message in Isaiah and in Revelation today are comforting. You will guard me and there is punishment for the lying republicans ahead. You will make sure I still have what I need when it comes to healthcare and You will not let them destroy that for the least of these. You will be with me even in the days ahead as we move to more testing for this rare disease that is killing me. Testing and treatment for both of them. God, help me to continue to be brave and courageous and to never lose hope in You.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Love and Peace

"Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you." - II Corinthians 13:11

"The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy." - Deuteronomy 33:27

"So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27

Dear God,

You are the God of love and peace. I need Your love. Wrap me in Your love. Take my worries and fears. Hold me tight in Your arms. Help me to love others the way You love me. You created all of us in Your image. Forgiving will bring me peace.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A New Way of Thinking

"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?" - Psalm 8:3-4

"I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." - Psalm 119:11

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of god, what is good and acceptable and perfect." - Romans 12:2

Dear God, 

Help me to think about You more often throughout the day when I have any lulls in obligations.

Thank You.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen

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