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Courage in the chaos

Joshua 1:9 – Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

PrayerIt is normal to slide into panic when life surprises you in negative ways, but it is not in your best interest to stay there. Panic overload leads to poor decisions, causes words to be spoken that cannot be taken back, and generally keeps a person’s life in a state of uncertainty bordering on chaos. God is present. He can find us when we can’t seem to find him. His promise is to never leave us come what may. Each day brings opportunity, and yes, challenges. The challenges that create opportunities to get closer to God – and to each other – often prove to be the events that lead to enrichment.

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DEDICATION

NEW DAY

Doors open… and close
opportunity comes… and goes.
Life occurs ‘midst storm and trial,
yet there are reasons for us to smile.
Yes, life’s ruts make us stumble,
but courage assures we won’t crumble.
Rise, stand tall!
Follow life’s clarion call
to leap barriers in our way,
get to that better day.
Victory is ours to claim.
Tomorrow will never be the same
because today we gave a bit of who we are
and always, always raised the bar
to make of this moment now
all our dedication will allow.