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Psalm 140:12-13 ESV – 12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name; the upright shall dwell in your presence.

God’s timing. God’s justice. God’s purpose.

Psalm 18:30-31 ESV – 30 This God–his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. 31 For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?–

It’s easy to trust when life is easy; when there are no obstacles. But we are not promised an affliction-free life. We are promised that God is just, His purpose will stand, and that He is always with us.

Affliction strengthens our faith. Our faith increases as we trust God, and we trust God by needing to trust . . . Psalm 119:67-68, 71-72 ESV – 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. 68 You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. … 71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. 72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Thank You, Lord, for Your perfect timing. Thank You for knowing what I need, and for fulfilling Your purpose for me. Thank You for being a refuge in any and every storm.

Pray for the Persecuted Church — OpenDoorsUSA

Day 5: It’s hard for Christians to build new churches or
other buildings in Egypt. Pray that God would smooth
the path for these vital places of discipleship

Daily Wisdom
Psalm 20, 50, 80, 110, 140
Proverbs 20
Psalm 139:1-4 ESV - 
1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! 
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 
3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 
4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.

Father,

I am not invisible to You. You have a purpose for me, and You know me better than I know myself. I may be able to deceive myself, but You see and know nothing but the truth. You know my actions as well as my thoughts and motives. Help me to absorb Your word and Your ways. Psalm 119:10-11 ESV – 10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Help me to live out Your word in humble obedience. Psalm 119:4-5 ESV – 4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. 5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!

Pray for the Persecuted Church — OpenDoorsUSA

Day 4: Ask God to deliver Christian women in Egypt who have
been forced into marriage with a Muslim man, that He
would give them hope in this devastating circumstance

Daily Wisdom
Psalm 19, 49, 79, 109, 139
Proverbs 19

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