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Scripture Reading: Psalm 46

Rush hour traffic was surprisingly heavier than usual. The stop and go traffic lead on to the inevitable evening crash. Keeping an eye on the bumper before me, I glanced nosily to the left to see who or what was the cause this time around and noticed a young man slam his fists into the concrete wall. Behind him was a car that seemingly crashed into that same wall nose first. In the midst of this chaos, an older woman got out of her car and offered the young man a hug. As I watched this unusual embrace, I couldn’t help but think this must be how God embraces us during our toughest times.

As we slam into the trials and tribulations of this life, God is right there in the midst with open arms. All we have to do is accept Him and He will show us how to pick up the pieces that are left behind.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 ESV)

How do you view tough times knowing that God is with you every step of the way?

If you have not given your life to Christ, don’t continue to pick up the pieces alone. Take a moment to pray this simple prayer to accept Jesus into your life. Jesus, I understand that I am a sinner in need of a savior. You said in the Bible that anyone who calls on Your name will be saved, and Jesus I am calling on You and only You. Jesus, I accept You as my personal lord and savior and understand that it is only through You that I can live eternally. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and make known to me the will you have for my life. Help me to understand You in a way that is specific to me. Make yourself known in my life. In your son Jesus name, I pray. Thank you. Amen.

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