The hope that does not disappoint assures us that the deepest of sadnesses we experience and which clings to us now will be part of the fabric that will be the joy which is our future. From Scotty Smith at Heavenward. “ “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order …

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Turning up again and again is easier than resisting the urge that grows with each repeated expression of support to add a (perhaps well-meaning) “What did I tell you last time?” From Scotty Smith at Heavenward. “ “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil …

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A prayer from Scotty Smith expressing the desire that being salt and light should not leave others feeling bitter and burnt; and that we as God’s people would not take some sort of satisfaction from bruising others as we stand on the truth of God’s Word. “ “You are the salt of the earth,” and …

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A prayer from Scotty Smith expressing faith and trust in the Jesus who won our salvation to care for his own in our day-to-day battles as well. “ The Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s. (1 Sam. 17:47) This is what the Lord says to you: “Do not …

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