The walk with God

Life often presents hard choices, whether they affect thousands of city residents or are made around the kitchen table. Sometimes things don't go as expected. The child who seemed so promising suddenly takes up with a bad crowd. Changes in a city's economy make it hard to keep the household going. A senior parent needs care, but there's nowhere to turn. The car breaks down, and there's no money for repairs.

Everyone who faces these situations or others (and name anyone who hasn't) knows the scene. While there's a certain amount of aid and comfort friends can give, in the final analysis it's up to us as individuals to decide what to do next.

Perhaps like David, you've prayed, "Out of the depths have I cried unto thee ... Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications" (Ps. 130:1,2). Maybe a feeling of peace came after such a prayer, but then new challenges break out. Or maybe it seems as though God hasn't been answering the phone that day, and your prayer is stuck in His voicemail.

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November 15, 2004

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