Lord, I sit here in my quiet time with you and recognize that I am nothing without you. Honestly, I’d have gone stir crazy weeks ago without our times together. The lack of contact, the isolation of viral threat, and the absolute void it all brings crushes in on me at times. Remind me in those moments that you never leave me. You never forsake me. You are in total control, and I am not. My hope and trust is in you, for we are in the covenant relationship of salvation, and you pledge to stay with me and protect me as I lean hard on your word. You stand by to see your word performed. I thank you in the your name above all names, Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5 ESV)