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“He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas.”
(Psalm 102:17, NLT)

Endurance in trials comes not from immediate alleviation of your circumstances but the expectation that you will see the character of the One who holds you fast; that you will see His mercy and favor, His glory – beheld by all the nations of the earth; that you will witness those things in your own life as you entrust your life to His care.

Whether you feel destitute – of inspiration, willpower, love, physical strength, holiness – He hears you. He doesn’t despise you in your weakness but draws near to you, for nothing can separate you from His love. Keep holding on – He will give you strength in the prayer-filled wait for restoration.

Prayer: Father, when I feel I have little to offer, thank You that You always hear my prayer!

(taken from Daily Wisdom for Women, 2018 Devotional Collection,
June 27)