Help us, Lord, to do what You want us to do – not what other people want us to do.

Jeremiah 5:10-6:8‘A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and My people love it this way’ (Jeremiah 5:31)! Sometimes, Lord, people are happy to listen to ‘prophets’ – so long as their preaching isn’t too challenging. They’re happy to attend the services conducted by ‘priests’ – …

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The Lord’s mercy is more than enough.

"To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens ... Have upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt" (Psalm 123:1,3). The Lord is "enthroned in the heavens" - Can we lift up our eyes any higher than this? When …

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‘Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help … ‘

"Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord" (Isaiah 31:1). "Egypt" had been, for God's people, the place of oppression. …

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When Satan is hurling his accusations at us, help us, Lord, to keep on listening to what You’re saying to us. May the voice of Your love lift us out of the pit of our despair.

Job 11:1-12:25 We read, Lord, about Job – “a righteous and blameless man! (Job 12:4). He was suffering, and he was confused. Was He being punished by You? That’s what Zophar was telling him - Job must have done  something pretty awful to deserve this. You, Lord, were saying something very different – “My servant Job” (Job 1:8). …

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In all of life – our times of suffering as well as our times of blessing, draw us, Lord, closer to Yourself …

Job 33:19-34:20When things are going well, help us to remember to say, “Thank You, Lord.” When things start going badly, help us to remember that You are still with us – and You haven’t stopped loving us. You haven’t left us on our own. You’re there beside us, every step of the way. In all …

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