In your presence
the holy spirit aids me to trust in the treacherous
pruning process of this life.
The companion empowers me to embrace and walk through
every step of the pruning process
Not to swerve nor escape any step.
Because the end product of those equipped fiercely through the process
yields their success and eternal glory.
Recordedly, Jesus did not pray that; Simon Peter would escape the sifting process of the devil.
Jesus prayed for Simon Peter to be strong, hold unto his faith and
to overcome the devil’s sifting process.
God’s presence always foreshadow in defence and protection of us that love him.
The Lord cover us from every angle and goes before us
to make our crooked paths and places straight.
Jesus knew that after the sifting process,
Simon Peter would be strengthen enough to strengthen the rest of the followers
and disciples through their journey and missionary assignments .
He would be courageous enough to comfort
those who need comforting and renewing of mind day by day.
Lord, Your grace,
– walk side by side with me
during the process.
In your presence I will Stay.”
I will go before you and level the
mountains [to make the crooked
places straight]; I will break in pieces
the doors of bronze and cut asunder
the bars of iron.
2 Corinthians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy)
and the God [Who is the Source]
of every comfort (consolation and encouragement),
2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforts (consoles and encourages)
us in every trouble (calamity and affliction),
so that we may also be able to
comfort (console and encourage)
those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort
(consolation and encouragement)
with which we ourselves are
comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.
By: Rene Ge