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To Thrive

A small jeweled crown symbolizing how God saves His people and allows them to thrive even in the most difficult of circumstances. The words to Zechariah 9:16-17a ESV, "On that day the Lord their God will save them, as the flock of his people;
for like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land. For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty!"
by Beeda Speis for Peace in the Stillness blog

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word THRIVE means-
1: to grow vigorously: FLOURISH
2: to gain in wealth or possessions: PROSPER
3: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances

Our loving Father, full of grace and mercy for us, wants us to thrive. He wants us to flourish and prosper. He wants us to realize our life’s purpose, the destiny He has chosen for each one of us. He wants us to do this despite any trials.

We, His children, are overcomers. We are survivors. Our strength and hope rest in our Father who loves us. We’re able to find comfort in Him because Jesus sent the Comforter to reside inside of each of us. He’s with us day in and day out, through the storms and through the tranquil times.

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Bible Verse of the Day

On that day the Lord their God will save them,
as the flock of his people;
for like the jewels of a crown
they shall shine on his land.
For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty!
Grain shall make the young men flourish,
and new wine the young women.

Zechariah 9:16-17 ESV

Prayer

Father, we lift up these brothers and sisters to You. We pray that You will comfort and encourage them. We pray that You will heal them, Lord, from their illnesses. They suffer greatly every single day and cling to You for hope through their suffering. Father, we pray that You take away their pain. Point them toward doctors who can help them.
Lord, we also ask that You end the suffering for the Ukrainians. Please bring peace back to their country. Please love on Your people, encourage them, and wrap a hedge of protection around them. We praise You, Father for allowing us to thrive amid the trials and tribulations of this world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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