Facing Adversity

The Lord is my light and my salvation- so why should I be afraid?

Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me!

Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path for my enemies are waiting for me.

Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I’ve never done.

Yet, I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Psalm 27 Selected verses

Sonya Johnson Ruiz

The Unthinkable

Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you who eats with Me will betray Me.” MARK 14:18

Surely I would never betray the Lord! How quickly the surroundings of your life can shift from the security and tranquility of an upper room to the harsh reality of Gethsemane and the cross. Guard your heart. Listen now to the Lord’s gentle warning: the failure that was possible with His first disciples is also possible with you. You, too, are capable of forsaking Jesus, just as the first disciples did. If Jesus is warning you of an area in your life in which you could fail Him, heed His word today!

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