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Lenten Devotional – March 30, 2020

Minister Ronald Young, Jr., Greater Refuge Temple DC Friend of Luther Place

1 Kings 17:17-24; Acts 20:7-12; Psalm 143 

I often remember to thank God when things are going well. When the sun is shining and the birds are chirping I can feel the majesty of God’s creation. When the job is good, opportunities abound, money is in the bank, and relationships are good, I remember that God is near and I thank him for his blessings. However when things get hard, sometimes I reach for everything except God. Being a problem solver by nature I look to solve the problem myself rather than seeking the face of the one who guides my feet. Sometimes I forget that God knows where I am and can lead me out of the night. When my path is no longer lit, and I can’t see a way forward, it is more imperative then, than ever, for me to ask for the light of God to shine. Rather than curling up and waiting for daylight, it’s important to understand how to reach out and grasp at God’s hand. God is always available and is ready to guide you into the light. 

Oh God, help me. I am blind on my journey, and the night has surrounded me on every side. I know that if you take my hand I will be ok, but I’ve forgotten where to reach. Please find me and show me the way out. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.

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