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Pause…
Take a couple of deep breaths.
Recall that you are in the presence of God.
You are loved and blessed.

Revelation 2:13
13 “I know where you are living, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you are holding fast to my name, and you did not deny your faith in me even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you….

Holding fast even through difficult times is hard. 2 cor 4:4 says Satan is god of theis world. Certainly it can look like it sometimes. So much hate and violence. So many lies. So much pain. And yet Jesus is here also and He sent his Spirit to be with us, to guide us and help us return home to Him. 2 cor 4 later tells us that even though “we may be pressed on every side by troubles, we are not crushed. We may be perplexed, but not driven to despair.” God is with us and what ever happens we will be safe in His love and care for all eternity. God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to save us, even knowing the pain and suffering that He would need to endure.
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Can I reach out to God in times of difficulty?
Can I feel His love and support in my life?

Pray to God, using these words or others as you see fit.
Holy God,
Thank you for your presence and love.
Thank you for sending your Spirit.
I place all my trust and faith in you.
Help me be more aware of you in my life.
Help me reach out to give comfort and support to others who may be suffering.
Amen

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