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January 7, 2022 by Valerie Clark (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

In my devotion for today, I wrote about feeling lonely as a Christian among unbelievers. As I observe our world today, it seems that in many instances what society once considered good, they now consider evil, and what they once considered evil, they now consider good. Because of some of these shifts, I see it becoming more difficult for believers in Christ to take a stand for what is right.

But just as Elijah was not alone while facing threats from Queen Jezebel in 1 Kings 19, so we are not alone. God is with us, and we are encouraged to unite with other believers and stand for what is right.

I am grandmother to five grandchildren, and my concern and prayer for them and their generation is that they will discover the truth of salvation in Christ and the reliability of the Bible. And, more importantly, that they will not be intimidated by the world’s standards and will stand for what is right.


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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