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God With Us

MEDITATION:

Written by Sarah Young, a contemporary author. This is an excerpt from her book “Jesus Lives.”

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. I want you to trust in My protective Presence even while deep waters of affliction are rising around you. Remember that you are precious in My sight and I love you. I will never, ever abandon you! Though you may lose sight of Me, I am constantly aware of you and your circumstances. When you cry out to Me for help, I am already fully apprised of your situation. So you don’t need to take time telling Me what is happening or what you think I should do. In the midst of emergencies, short pity prayers are extremely effective: “Help me, Jesus!”  “Show me Your way.”  “Your will be done.” 

Do not be overly concerned about your feelings during emergencies. The most important thing is that you turn to Me, trusting that I am indeed with you. When you cannot sense My presence, it is enough to know that I love you with compassionate, unfailing love. If your heart is sinking under waves of panic, don’t focus on those feelings. Instead, look up to Me! As your soul clings to Me, My right hand will uphold you – keeping you safe in turbulent waters.

PRAYER:

Written by Jill Weber, a contemporary spiritual director and the director of Houses of Prayer.

Father God, thank you that you do not remain on mute forever. You speak; in so many ways and at just the right time. I choose to stop to be quiet and listen today with great expectation. Holy Spirit, thank you that you do not leave me to pray alone, but you pray with me and through me. Jesus, I am “open-eyed with wonder” that you’re with the father, right now, praying for me. Choose to put your trust in me today. Amen.

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