Just for today, help me, God, to remember that my life is a gift,
that my health is a blessing, that this new day is filled with awesome potential,
that I have the capacity to bring something wholly new and unique and good into
Just for today, help me, God, to remember to be kind and patient to the
people who love me, and to those who work with me too. Teach me to see all the
beauty that I so often ignore, and to listen to the silent longing of my own soul.
Just for today, help me, God, to remember You.
Let this be a good day, God, full of joy and love.
Today, I know I am never alone.
..for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
(Hebrews 13:5b- KJV)
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Why did My Friend Go Away?
Bible Reading: Romans 8:35-39
Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39
FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Holly lived in a foster home for several years. She was active in the youth group at her church and had a bunch of friends there. One summer, Holly went away for a week of church youth camp. When she got home, her foster parents told her she had to leave the next day to live in a group home in another state. The authorities had made the decision without talking to Holly or her foster parents.
Holly felt ripped from her friends and family, tossed into a strange new environment. Over the next weeks and months she felt wrenching loneliness.
You might never face a situation as severe as Holly’s, but sooner or later everyone faces a loss or separation that ends in inward hurt.
Loneliness and sadness can hit you from many directions:
REFLECT: What in your life is making you lonely right now?
PRAY: Jesus, I’m grateful that you stick with me even when my other friends aren’t around.
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