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RELIGION COLUMN: His strength will prevail

Published 4:19pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013

By Emily Agee

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord. For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee: Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Because of the house of the Lord our God and will seek thy good.” (Psalm 122:1–9)

Thought for today: “God gives to His servants this promise: You’ll not have to face life alone; for when you grow weak in your struggle, His strength will prevail – not your own.”

Thought for the week: “Never be discouraged”

“There is really nothing we need know or even try to understand If we refuse to be discouraged and trust God’s guiding hand … so take heart and meet each minute with faith in God’s great love, aware that every day of life is controlled by God above … and never dread tomorrow or what the future brings, just pray for strength and courage and trust God in all things … and never grow discouraged, be patient and just wait for God never comes too early and he never comes too late!”

Announcements

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Lorna Faye Wright in their time of bereavement. Wright’s funeral will be on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. at West End Church of Christ in Clanton. Agee Brothers Funeral Home directing.

On our sick list this week, we ask you to remember in your prayers: James Singleterry, Joe Sexton, Harold Frazier, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Carolyn Abercrombie, Jessie Andrew, Linda Tinsley, Earl Nunn, Willie Chattman, Gladys Tinsley, Martha Binion, Kennedy Agee, Dorothy Sims and Lee Anna Worthy. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in his care is our prayer.

—Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. Her column appears each Thursday.

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