I've been enjoying reading this wonderful devotion book since I got it as a gift at Christmas time. Each day's passage speaks straight to my heart. I've just read today's devotion and my heart swells with confidence that the trip will go well, Alex and I will be OK on the way back to US.
'Stay calmly conscious of Me today, no matter what. Remember that I go before you as well with you into the day. Nothing takes Me by surprise. I will not allow circumstances to overwhelm you, so long as you look at Me. I will help you cope with whatever the moment presents. Collaborating with Me brings blessings that far overweigh all your troubles. Awareness of My Presence contains Joy that can educe all eventualities."
"1The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein.
2 For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the waters.
3 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully."
2 Corinthians 4:16-17
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."