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Trying to do it all on your own?

The Lord says: “I will deliver you out of the hands of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.” Jeremiah 15:21 (NRSV)

Sometimes in the midst of many activities, quietness settles on the inside of me. I feel at peace and totally secure—like the lost sheep must have felt in the arms of the Good Shepherd in Luke 15:3-7 and John 10:11.

But most of each day is filled with duties and distractions. Hurry, clutter and emotions poorly expressed or unexpressed cloud my awareness of God. I slip into the wrong plan. I pray when I should act, or I act when I should pray. I discard a perfectly good plan, or I keep a worthless one, wasting time and vitality.

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