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SOMETIMES WE DO NOT CALL OUT IN BOLD FAITH like Bartimaeus [in Mark 4:35-39]; we scream (at least inwardly) in panic. When threatening, out-of-control events roar around us and the world rocks under our feet, we cry out in fear and outrage: “God, my life is going to pieces! Don’t you care? Are you sleeping?” …
When fear begins to overwhelm us, we can think of the living Christ, whose heart and voice are God’s heart and voice, speaking to us inwardly:
I am here. I will not leave you. Hold onto me. You are safe with me. Breathe slowly. Breathe deeply. My healing breath of life is flowing into you. Take my peace into your body. Take my peace into your heart.
– Flora Slosson Wuellner
Miracle: When Christ Touches Our Deepest Need
From pages 31, 34 of Miracle: When Christ Touches Our Deepest Need by Flora Slosson Wuellner. Copyright © 2008 by Flora Slosson Wuellner. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
If you find that you’re afraid, pray the prayer in today’s excerpt. Share your thoughts.
18:15 The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet.
Deuteronomy 18:15, NRSV
This Week: Pray for world leaders. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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This week we remember: Agnus (January 21).
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