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You take us in your arms

 

You take us in your arms each day,
Though we, Lord, cannot see you;  

And carry us along the way,   
Though we, Lord, disregard you.

You hold our hands when we feel scared, 
Though we, Lord, may not know you;

And comfort us when life is hard,
Though we, Lord, soon forget you.

You bear us to our resting place,
Though we, Lord, still deny you –

Until we see you face to face, 
Then, we cannot ignore you!

 

References

Each day he carries us in his arms (Psalm 68:19; NLT).

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe (John 20:29; NIV).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God (Isaiah 41:13; NLT).

He comforts us in all our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:4, NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

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Faithful forever

Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 8:11; NLT).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is (2 Timothy 2:13; NLT).

 

Lord,
Thank you
For always being with us –

Even when we ignore you,
Forget you,
Or deny your very existence,

For however unfaithful we are,
You remain faithful
Forever.

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Rejection

The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made (Psalm 145:9; NIV).

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

You have rejected him (Job 34:33; NLT).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

 

Lord,
You love everything you make,
Including us, your people.

So how we must hurt
And grieve your heart,

When we give up
Our search for you,

Reject you,
Then deny that you exist.

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Today

Today

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7; NIV).

Lord,
Please enable me
To serve you today
In some way,
However small.

Help me never to sin against you,
To deny you,
Or to hurt you in any way,
But to remember you,
Rejoice in you,
Pray to you,
Thank you,
And worship you
All day long.

I ask this in Jesus’ precious name,
Amen.

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