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“Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today … The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace” (Exodus 14:13-14). As a child, I sometimes had scary dreams that caused me to call out for my parents. Well, truthfully, I probably screamed more than I called. Even yet, things that go bump in the night cause my heart to beat a little faster until I decide whether it was some harmless noise. (Let’s not even mention my fear of mice, snakes, and other creepy things.)…

While reading the incredible account of Mary’s response to the news of her part in God’s plan of redemption in Luke 1:26-55, I was inspired to write these words of encouragement for a hurting friend today: “God approves of you! God sees you. Don’t be confused, disturbed or afraid. The Spirit and Power of God will cover you; outweigh the circumstances overwhelming you; and cause you to rise above. Future generations (including your children and your grandchildren) will call you blessed because you BELIEVED GOD. If you will BELIEVE GOD, you will sit on top of and prevail over the…