When Heaven Meets Earth, I Am Helped Lord

Father, You are sovereign. You are mighty … You are good. Your faithfulness is a sure place I can cling to and rely upon. When I cry out, You hear me — heaven meets earth and I am helped. Always.

All my life You have been faithful to me. You are just a breath away, a word spoken and You race through the heavens to help me.

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God’s Heart. A Place of Thanksgiving, Peace, and Hope

I’m learning a lot about thanksgiving — maintaining a thankful heart despite very difficult circumstances, understanding the importance of a thankful heart, and recognizing how a thankful heart is a gift and tool straight from God’s heart to lift us above the difficult places.

This type of thanksgiving runs deep through our veins bringing life to our weary bones.

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Against All Hope, Abraham Believed. I Believe Too, Lord

Father, You are who You say You are; You do what You say You will do. You are not a man that You should lie. Therefore, like Abraham believed against all hope when there was no reason that he could be the father of many nations, so I believe that I will see Your goodness in the land of the living.

I believe that Your goodness will conquer the evil.

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Lord, You are a God of Peace, Not a God of Confusion.

Father, I remind myself often that You are a God of peace and not a god of confusion or chaos. With You all things are done in order — there is an appointed time for all things under heaven.

The certainty of who You are is a beautiful reassurance for me as I watch world events unfolding. It’s frightening, Lord, alarming. It’s as if evil has been unleashed and decency has run out the door.

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Transitioning. New Season … I Sense a Hush of Glory

Autumn reds have transformed into deepest burgundy velvet; lemon yellows now reflect burnished gold. Stark branches stretch towards the heavens and yield their transition to the new season of winter into the hands of their Creator, the Lord our God.

I picked up my steps as I rounded the curve along our country road. A strong north wind watered my eyes and blushed my cheeks. But my thoughts turned towards Jesus and His unfailing love and especially towards His mercy, new every morning.

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Sure as the Sunrise is Your Mercy Every Morning God

Father, I am so very thankful for Your mercy every morning that refreshes and sustains me. It beckons me to Your side, reminding me of Your love. Because of Your mercy, I am not consumed in the difficult place. Your compassionate love sustains me and gives me strength.

You are good to those who wait on You, to the one who seeks hard after You. In the seeking I find You, and in the finding, the promise of new mercy awaits me every morning.

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All Creation Proclaims the Glory of God! Why Not Me?

Bursts of copper and ruby red mingle with the green boughs of the hemlocks. Russet-colored leaves blanket the path, crunching and crackling beneath my feet. A bluejay bounces from branch to branch, chatting as he goes. I watch him flick his head back, and stretch his robe of cobalt blue as he proclaims the glory of God to the heavens.

A gust of crisp autumn air caught the outstretched arms of a maple. In unison, its flaming fingertips began to sway back and forth, back and forth. The worship, is tangible.

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“Do I Not Fill Heaven and Earth?” Says the Lord

“‘Am I a God near at hand,’ says the Lord, ‘and not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?’ says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?’” (Jeremiah 23:23-24).

My spirit is restless to understand the ways of the Lord. I know His thoughts are not my thoughts, nor are His ways my ways, but still. I’m His child, and I want — I need — to see His hand at work in the world around me.

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