Thursday, March 17 — Psalm 37:16–22; Exodus 23:27–25:9; Matthew 24:36–44

Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. Psalm 22:11

Christ says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1

Saving God, when we are caught in raging waters, when vicious winds toss us about, when demeaning actions and statements come from even those we love, throw us the lifeline of your mercy, love, and grace. Amen.