Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

Finding God

Psalm 43
1 Declare me innocent, O God! 
Defend me against these ungodly people. 
Rescue me from these unjust liars. 
2 For you are God, my only safe haven. 
Why have you tossed me aside? 
Why must I wander around in grief, 
oppressed by my enemies? 
3 Send out your light and your truth; 
let them guide me. 
Let them lead me to your holy mountain, 
to the place where you live. 
4 There I will go to the altar of God, 
to God—the source of all my joy. 
I will praise you with my harp, 
O God, my God! 
5 Why am I discouraged? 
Why is my heart so sad? 
I will put my hope in God! 
I will praise him again— 
my Savior and my God! 
(Holy Bible: New Living Translation - Ps 43)

A Prayer From Tim Keller, in The Songs of Jesus:

Lord, you are my vindication and reputation - it doesn't matter what anyone else says. You are my stronghold - nothing else can protect me from every danger, even death. You are my joy and delight - all others will desert me. If you are my God, why should I be downcast? Amen.

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