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Love’s realm, reign, and provision
Through prayer, I gained a more certain sense that God provides for us with great love, even in the midst of frightening circumstances.
One night, I lay listening to footsteps and gunshots. Without any competing sounds, the snapping noises were intense and frightening. Helicopters followed, firing projectiles into the neighboring streets. The impact jolted the house where I was staying and severely shook the windows above my head.
I had arrived in a country where conflict was escalating. Governments were advising their residents to avoid travel to this location as incidents were grave and frequent. However, my husband had scheduled several months of research in this area. Being there was necessary to the progress of his studies, and we had decided to proceed with the trip together.
In the initial weeks of our stay, violence felt close and persistent. Most days we walked across the city to a university, and one morning we saw where a large, suburban restaurant had been reduced to a footprint of rubble overnight.
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