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XLV. My Lord, how cruel my heart, which You should own!

Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!” Mk 9:24 My Lord, how cruel my heart, which You should own! How swift to overlook what You endured: The nails; the whips that cut, exposing bone; The … Continue reading

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XLII. Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past?

“For you did not receive a spirit of slavery, to fall back into fear. But you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’” –Rm 8:15 Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past, And taunt … Continue reading

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XXXIX. What God is this, who e’er ignores my pleas

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” Mt 6:8-9 What God is this, who e’er ignores my pleas Each time I beg for … Continue reading

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XXXVIII. I thank You, Lord, that in this desert dry

A clean heart create for me, God; renew within me a steadfast spirit. Do not drive me from before your face, nor take from me your holy spirit. Restore to me the gladness of your salvation; uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51 (50): … Continue reading

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XXXVII. From Your uncompromising love received

“The LORD, your God, has blessed you in all your undertakings; he has been concerned about your journey through this vast desert. It is now forty years that he has been with you, and you have never been in want.” … Continue reading

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XXXVI. I yearn to know my Author’s master plan

Wait for the LORD, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the LORD! –Psalm 27:14 I yearn to know my Author’s master plan, My life’s design, my purpose in this world; To see what lies beyond this desert’s span, This seeming wasteland in whose … Continue reading

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XXXV. O sacred silence, help me hear Him speak!

Then the LORD said, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.” A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD – but the LORD was … Continue reading

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