"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV)
Lord, your word is full of promises. The thing about the promises in your Holy Word, is those same promises apply here and now. Lord God, your word promises protection, it promises that I do not have to fear or be afraid because you are with me. While I know that your promises reign true all the senseless violence and hate in this world leads me to a place of fear instead of faith. Lord, I ask that you comfort my troubled heart and allow me to walk in boldness knowing that you are my protector.
Your promise in Deuteronomy 3:16 reigned true then, and it reigns true now, you will NEVER leave us or forsake us. Your word reminds me that I can find my refuge in you and you alone. Lord, I recite 2 Timothy 1:7 which says: "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (KJV). Lord, the spirit of fear does not come from you, and it does not have to reside within me. I speak peace to my soul right now; Lord allow me to rest with having a sound mind and knowing you are in control.
I ask that you protect me in my going and my coming. Lord be a shelter of protection and a safe haven. When I find myself in a place of fear, replace my fear with rest in knowing you are in control. Lord I give this to you right now. In Jesus name Amen.
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