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May the LORD bless you and keep you; 

May the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;

May the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Number 6:24-26

What God does for us, He does in us.

Lewis, C. S. (2009-03-17). A Year with C. S. Lewis (p. 40). Harper Collins, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

If you become bewildered by circumstances in your life.

Bring me your weakness and receive My Peace. Accept yourself and your circumstances just as they are, remembering that I am sovereign over everything. Do not wear yourself out with analyzing and planning. Instead, let thankfulness and trust be your guides through this day; they will keep you close to Me.

Young, Sarah (2004-10-12). Jesus Calling: Seeking Peace in His Presence (p. 38). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

Flying Into the Winds of Danger

I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land. (Isaiah 58:14) … One of the first rules of aerodynamics is that flying into the wind quickly increases altitude. The wings of the airplane create more lift by flying against the wind. How was this lesson learned? It was learned by watching birds fly. If a bird is simply flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind. But if it senses danger, it turns into the wind to gain altitude, and flies up toward the sun. … The sufferings of life are God’s winds.  …  Human life works exactly on the same principle. When the storms of life appear, the atmosphere is changed, purified, filled with new life, and part of heaven is brought down to earth. … Facing obstacles should make us sing. The wind finds its voice not when rushing across an open sea but when it is hindered by the outstretched limbs of a pine tree

Reimann, Jim; Cowman, Mrs. Charles E. (2008-09-02). Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (p. 61). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

God’s Will in Times of Trouble

We have no need to trouble ourselves as to how God works. The realization of this will save us a lot of anxious questioning. Instead, in every moment, hang upon His leading, never stopping to reason as to why we should do this or that, never troubled if it seems to produce results, not even anxious if it seems to have been a mistake.

I do not believe that light is ever promised for a past step, nor for a future one; for God emphatically wants us to live in the present, moment by moment.

Hannah Whitall Smith and Melvin Easterday Dieter, The Christian’s Secret of a Holy Life : The Unpublished Personal Writings of Hannah Whitall Smith (Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997).

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