“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” –

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TODAY’S WORD…

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When anxiety was great within me,

Your consolation brought me joy.

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– Psalm 94:19 (NIV)

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REFLECTION…

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I took my troubles to Jesus and He told me,

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.

I do not give to you as the world gives.

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (Jn 14:27)

…and His consolation brought me joy.

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Because I am aware of the weakness of my human nature,

I know that clinging to that very special joy that the Lord gives me can be a struggle,

and I am afraid of losing it.

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And so I keep needing and searching for encouragement to prop up that holy joy which now lies deep inside of me…

and Jesus points me to St. Paul’s beautiful words of advice:

“Do not be anxious about anything,

but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,

will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:6-9)

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I will, Lord. I will not stop presenting my requests to You

because I know, that in Your time, You will help me find that peace I so yearn for.

Meanwhile, I gratefully rejoice in Your caring consolation.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, Your consolation brings me joy.

Thank you for guard my heart and my mind, O Lord.

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