AS YOU BREATHE IN today while in the midst of your familiar surroundings, I hope you can release some of your anxiety, pain, and struggles to God. Breathing in reminds you that God has given you a new day – and with it many joys and triumphs.
As you read in the passage from the ancient Jewish prophet Joel [Joel 2:28-29], God pours God’s Spirit over your life today and every day. When you take time to notice your own breathing and God’s blessings, you may envision new paths or discover renewed energy. Feel God’s leading in these moments; know that God has not forsaken you or left you to face your illness alone. There is hope.
Breathe in today, and take in the joy of your own existence. Give thanks for your blessings. And once you have recalled these reminders of God’s love, seek a new strength for the day. You are still walking a difficult path, but you are not alone. God is with you.
– Todd Outcalt
Praying through Cancer
From page 36 of Praying through Cancer: 28 Days of Prayer by Todd Outcalt. Copyright © 2016 by Todd Outcalt. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Give thanks for your blessings. Share your thoughts.
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.
Matthew 17:2, NRSV
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This week we remember: Eric Liddell (February 21).
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