The Ebb and Flow of Darkness Penetrated by His Light

The sky reflected the conflict and turmoil of our nation. Dark billowing clouds rolled all about me. Their ebb and flow was not one massive blanket of darkness, but came in segments. Light — brilliant, not just ordinary light — burst through here and there, parting the sky and revealing the blues of heaven.

And to the east, a rainbow. Just a glimpse. But I saw it.

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A Prayer When Being Crushed in Spirit Smothers Truth

Lord, You are the Sovereign God. You reign victorious over all the earth. You are steadfast. Faithful. True. You are mine and I am Yours. Please help me walk in these truths when I am crushed in spirit and overwhelmed with despair.

You promise to draw near to those who are crushed in spirit. Open our eyes that we might see You. Awaken our hearts to recognize Your Presence. Let faith arise in us.

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A Prayer to Hurry Up and Wait … For the Appointed Time

Lord, You have taught me about Your sovereignty — Your authority over all things. I’m learning to trust in the knowledge that You really do have a master plan, that everything will work together for the good of those who love You. So why do I often feel like I have to “hurry up and wait” for the appointed time — YOUR appointed time?

Your timing is perfect. Mine is not.

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A Prayer to Hope in Christ Alone When the World is Crumbling

Lord, You ARE the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace. You are all things to all people … if only we would believe and take You at Your Word. Your Word never fails. It is sharper than a two-edged sword, dividing spirit and soul, discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart. Your Word has taught me that surely I must place my hope in Christ alone.

While the world is crumbling, You are our sure place.

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A Prayer to Step Away from the Hard Place Into His Presence

Lord, You are my refuge, my shelter in the storm. I know these things. I believe these truths. And yet I struggle. Help me step away from the hard place in my heart and draw near to You. Help me run to You, my Strongtower, high above the struggle.

You are where I want to be. I hear You call my name and I step in Your direction, but then the hard place pulls me back and I sit. And sour. And pout.

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A Prayer as Your Light Grows Dim and Darkness Consumes

Lord, You are the Light of the World. In You there is no darkness. In You is found the hope of mankind.

There is no shadow of turning with You — only light, as we behold Your glory.

Turn our eyes on You, Lord, so that the things of this earth will grow strangely dim. The earth is rocking and rolling right now …

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