12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
So the news is grim. And sensationalized and compelling to people of violent nature.
And God still says keep in the framework of His Commandments. Why? When we stay within God's parameters we are able to say, in safety, what God does is good. We are open hearted with willingness to have difficulties. Not the pride of feeling all troubles should pass us by.
In the Willingness of God, this is our Joy. Finding reasons as time goes by, that God truly is our Hope and Future.
Jesus said, always pray, always have Hope. Hebrews 7 says God does new things all the time. Lamentations is written by Jeremiah. Most people would lament landing in the prison pit of what King David never hoped for. Jeremiah was the messenger for finding Judah doing life their own way cut them off from the Glory and Joy God provides. And in his lament, Jeremiah finds God's Mercies renew each day.
Beloved Father God,
We are still praying. For Troy. For our loved ones, for our cares and concerns. For this Nation. For the news - for the good news to be evident even today. For our gratitude in each day. For the 50% of Americans who say they are born anew in Jesus Christ.
We thank You, Life is a Journey and more will arrive here.
We thank You we are a Nation trusting in You. For this Nation, our elections, and the communities that will cover the planet - trusting, in faith, hope and Love in Jesus Christ - given His Love and Promises we are united in the Holy Spirit.
Amen in Jesus.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †