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Do you ever have one of those days when you feel the wind is blowing from every direction?  A day when nothing seems to go right?  A day when you think, “I would be better off to go home and go back to bed?”

While we might not look forward to these kinds of days, we can count on the fact that we will have them.  And on these days when we feel we are all alone and no one could possibly understand, just remember God’s promise, “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because GOD, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” (Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬)

Take heart today.  Face this day with hope.  The sun will come up tomorrow and until then, God is with you!

Be blessed today!

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God’s grace is truly amazing!  We all need it.  In fact, we would be utterly lost without it.  Scripture reminds us that there has only been one person to live on this earth without any Worship BWsin.  I have to confess – his name is not Brian!  Jesus experienced all things just as we do, and yet without sin – without dis-obeying the Father – without messing up (Hebrews 4:15).

We have a tendency to look for the bad in others but when it comes to ourselves, we often only see the good.  But, if we take a closer look – an honest look – we will see those things we have hidden on the dark side of our hearts.  There are those things that we think no one knows.

But we know.

We try to forget.  We work to hide.  But that sin is there – creating a division at our core between ourselves and God.

This season, moving toward the cross, our focus turns toward the sacrifice Christ made for us.  He made that sacrifice so that there would be no division – absolutely no separation -between my heart and the Father.  He made that same sacrifice for you as well.  Grace is nothing we earn, or it wouldn’t really be grace.  Grace extends to the dark side of the heart to cover over the sins lurking there.

All we must do is accept that grace.  Open your heart to God’s grace today.  Confess those things to Jesus that you want to think he doesn’t already know.

Lay those things down and live into his liberating grace.

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