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See God in Everything

MEDITATION:

Written by L. B. Cowman (1870-1960), an American author. This is an excerpt from her devotional book “Streams in the Desert.”

See God in everything, and God will calm and color all that thou dost see!” It may be that the circumstances of our sorrows will not be removed, their condition will remain unchanged; but if Christ, as Lord and Master of our life, is brought into our grief and gloom, “HE will compass us about with songs of deliverance.” To see HIM, and to be sure that His wisdom cannot err, His power cannot fail, His love can never change; to know that even His direst dealings with us are for our deepest spiritual gain, is to be able to say, in the midst of bereavement, sorrow, pain, and loss, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath, taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

PRAYER:

Written by Brother Lawrence (1640-1691), a Carmelite monk and author of “Practicing the Presence of God.”

My God, you are always close to me. In obedience to you, I must now apply myself to outward things. Yet, as I do, I pray that you will give me the grace of your presence. And to this end, I ask that you will assist my work, receive its fruits as an offering to you, and all the while direct all my affections to you. Amen.

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