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Day 1 - Prepare for Take Off

If you want to reach new heights you have to prepare. At first it may seem strange that a psalm about going up is filled with dark memories and vengeful emotions, but really this shows us where we need to start. God wants to lift off of us those things that weigh us down and keep us anchored in the past. When they come up, don’t keep them bottled in. Call out to Him from where you’re hurting. He not only hears, He responds. God knows both the motives and the intentions of our heart, and He will meet you where you are and lift you up. What are the things weighing you down today that you need lifted off?

You are under God's power. Do not be proud, so that at the right time he may put you into a higher place.

Turn all your troubles over to him, because he cares for you and is watching over you.

— 1 Peter 5:6-7 WE

 God, thank You for fresh starts and new beginnings. I’m thankful that I can come to You when I’m discouraged, when I’m depressed and when I feel weighed down from the pressures of life. Help me cast all of my cares upon You and receive the grace I need to move past my hurts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Psalms 120 NLT

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1 I took my troubles to the Lord;
I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
2 Rescue me, O Lord, from liars
and from all deceitful people.
3 O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you?
How will he increase your punishment?
4 You will be pierced with sharp arrows
and burned with glowing coals.

5 How I suffer in far-off Meshech.
It pains me to live in distant Kedar.
6 I am tired of living
among people who hate peace.
7 I search for peace;
but when I speak of peace, they want war!