Today’s Scripture Reading: Psalm 70, 74; Genesis 42:29-38; I Corinthians 6:12-30; Mark 4:21-34
Today’s Writer: Mary Cottrell
When Joseph commanded Jacob’s sons to leave Benjamin behind in Egypt, Jacob who had seen God face-to-face years before fell into fear and despair instead peace and trust (Gen.32:30). Like Jacob, we may face times when fear overcomes us in spite of past encounters with the Lord.
During this season of Lent, let us bring our weaknesses, our fears, our losses before the Lord in prayer.
“Lord in your mercy, draw us closer in times of trouble, help us to see your hand upon us. Give us strength and peace as we walk through those times of our own fear and despair. Help us to cling to you and to lean on you instead of ourselves. Teach us to be grateful in every circumstance. In Jesus name. Amen”
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