The last couple of days have stirred up a lot of fear and anger in our country. Many lives have been senselessly lost. My heart is broken for all the families involved.
A friend ask a question in a Facebook group. “How can I keep my family safe? How can I not worry that my loved ones may not come home to me at night?” This is a valid question and it is a question that many of us are also asking.
The only answer I can give is prayer and trust in God and his word! Each day we must entrust our families to the care of the Almighty God. He loves them after all! More than we do, in fact.
Here are a few scriptures to keep in mind as we pray for the current state of our nation and the safety of our loved ones:
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim. 1:7)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5)
“The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; he shall preserve your soul.” (Psalm 121:7)
“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
“The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.” (2 Samuel 22:3-4)
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)
“The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. 8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” (Psalm 121:7-8)