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Daily Prayer & Devotion

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May 20, 2019

Dear Father God,

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Why do I doubt and worry?

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I know in my heart that You will never leave me and You will never forsake me.

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Let me learn to live as the writer of Hebrews says...

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Keep your life free from love of money,

and be content with what you have,

for He (God) has said,

"I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Hebrews 13:5

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I trust that all things will work to the good of those who love You, as I do love You. (Romans 8:28)

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I believe in my Savior Jesus and in His promises of hope and a future for me.

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Whatever happens, You are here with me and You will never forsake me.

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Please calm my worries, cast out all of my doubts, and reassure me through the peace and presence of Your Holy Spirit in me.

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Thank You for always providing all of my needs in Your perfect timing and Your perfect ways.

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You are truly amazing.

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Thank You for Your Strong Consolation — Jesus Christ — in whose holy name I pray,

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Amen.

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Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God

Jesus: Strong Consolation

That by two immutable things,

in which it is impossible for God to lie,

we might have strong consolation…

this hope we have as an anchor of the soul…

where our forerunner has entered for us.

Hebrews 6:18-20

Jesus is your Strong Consolation to overcome doubts. Don’t worry about your eternal destiny; Jesus is your Hope. So don’t look within your heart when you have doubts; look to Jesus, the Strong Consolation. You can be sure of Heaven, because He is already there for you. Just as a boat is anchored in the harbor to keep from drifting out to sea with the tide, Jesus, your Anchor, is already securely grounded in Heaven; He’ll keep you from drifting. Just as a royal delegation will send a forerunner into a city so its citizens can prepare for the dignitaries, so Jesus is your Forerunner who has gone to prepare Heaven for you because He knows you are coming. Your doubts will disappear when you look to Jesus, who is standing in Heaven and waiting for you.

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Lord Jesus, I have doubts when I rely on my ability to reason things out. But when I look to You, my doubts go away; then I know that Heaven is sure.

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When you have Jesus in your heart, He is your Strong Consolation to take away doubts. He is standing in Heaven waiting for you. So walk in this life with assurance, pray with confidence, serve without any doubts, and lay hold of the Hope set before you.

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Lord Jesus, I know intellectually about Heaven, but I also know You in my heart; so I know I am going to Heaven. You are my Strong Consolation, my Anchor, my Forerunner.   Amen.

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