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Monday, August 15, 2016

Vertical Focus

Sometimes all we need is for someone to tell us, Don't give up! It's happened to me before, and you may be feeling that way now. I am reminded of Psalm 31:24: Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

You need to keep your focus vertical and hope in the God who says - Don't give up for I am with you always! The beginning of this Psalm is further evidence of His great grace. In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue, be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.  Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit;  deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

Jesus gave His life for you, so you have hope. It may be dark now but God's light is just ahead! Remember where your hope comes from and commit yourself to to doing life His way. He will deliver you from all your fears. Amen?