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Are you in the wilderness?
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Are you in the wilderness?

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“I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick:” Ezekiel 34:16 Bible reading this month has been in the Book of Ezekiel. It is rather difficult reading and there is so much of it that is hard to understand. God is dealing with judgment on the nation of Israel and on other nations. But here and there a verse stands out and speaks to our hearts in a special way, like this one in Chapter 34. I have loved ones who have wandered away from the Lord, and for whom I pray daily, believing that God is going to restore them. In the NLT, this reads: “I will search for my lost ones who strayed away, and will bring them safely home again. I will bandage the injured…

“O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.” Psalm 108:1 There are times when we have placed our confidence in other people, and have been disappointed. We shared something personal with them and they failed to keep our secret and spread it around to others. It is hard to trust them again. Thankfully, we can go to the Lord Jesus and share our innermost thoughts and dreams. He never betrays a confidence and we can safely trust in Him. No matter what we are going through, He listens to our prayers and will give us guidance and direction. It is so comforting to be able to talk to Him about our fears, our struggles, and our deepest feelings. The New Living Translation puts it this way: “My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with…

“But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”  (Genesis 19:26 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) God told Lot to flee to mountains and warned him not to look back. For whatever reason, Lot’s wife did not take God’s command seriously. She looked back and was changed into a mass of rock salt, probably retaining the human figure (Adam Clarke’s Commentary). Not much information is given as to what really happened. The account is short but must be seriously considered. The New Testament also records this statement, “Remember Lot’s Wife” (Luke 17:32). I recently received a warning from the Highway Patrol. I was driving to a nursing home to visit a friend. The road was under construction and a flashing sign warned me to drive with extreme caution. Large traffic cones served as guides through the turns in the road. I hit…