de_newsome#first5 - "We go to God for help and guidance. We ask Him to show us what’s next. We patiently wait for Him to lead us in a new direction as we savor His comfort in the meantime. We intentionally choose to rejoice over His blessings instead of focusing only on the opposition around us. And when we do, I believe God will give us a renewed heart. A heart after His own that is strengthened and keeps us moving forward in faith one day at a time.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the blessings and the oppositions, which You purposefully can weave together for my good. If life was always grand and I never had opposition or hardships, I might never come to You. I’d probably rely on my own strength and then miss out on the greatest relationship of my life: a personal relationship with You. Open my spiritual eyes to see how You’re working in my current circumstances. And give me a renewed heart to faithfully follow You. In Jesus’ name, amen."