For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  James 1:3

When we sit too long in fear, we forget how it feels to stand on the promises of God. He reminds us to TRUST in Him, even when it’s hard. He opens our eyes to recognize how to follow Jesus and step in the faithfulness of His love.   
Living a pandemic is difficult. It moves us far away from what we’ve known. It challenges us in many ways as we pray for PEACE and CALM. The Bible says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11: 1 NLT 

Jesus knows how to help us find HOPE in His presence. He takes our burdens and carries the weight of pain. He helps us surrender doubt and guides us to the Father. He reminds us how to welcome STRENGTH. 

In times of trouble, God reveals His power in mighty ways! He opens our hearts to experience fullness. He helps us recognize WHY we need Him and reminds us who is working for the good. He restores our souls. 

We must keep on going and fix our eyes on the One who will lead us back where we belong. He will cradle us in care and hold us for a while. He will bring calm in the chaos and remind us He is BIGGER than the worry of wonder. He WILL DO what we cannot; even in the midst of tribulation. 

Dear God, thank you for the power of Your love! Help us find courage to surrender fear. Humble our hearts so we will welcome Jesus and experience how it feels to have a relationship with your Son. Forgive us when we try and handle life on our own and forget to TRUST in Your guiding. Help us remain faithful. YOU give us reason to keep on going and remember better days WILL come. Thank you for heading us in the right direction as we follow Jesus. Amen


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