It seems like nothing is safe and secure anymore. Still, if you stop and think about it, there was never any earthly guarantee of total security. Life has always been unpredictable, and it always will be.
Yes, we should be responsible. We should care for ourselves and others–but our control over things is limited.
Instead of worrying about things out of your control, have hope in something truly eternal. God’s love is forever. The promises of Jesus are real. Build your confidence and security on the Rock that is Christ. Then go live and love with courage as a beloved child of God.
Audio message about this prayer from Vincent:
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fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
PRAYER TO FIND REFUGE IN THE LORD
O loving Lord,
It’s not easy for me these days. Where can I find truth? Where can I be safe?
In the storm you call out to me. You tell me Lord, I am yours. You are mine. In your love and mercy I find the safest place.
My life may be full of trials, but in Christ I stand firm. In this world there may be trouble, but you save my soul forever. No matter what may come my hope rests on the heavenly promises of God.
For you are the Lord that drives out sin and despair. You lifted me up and told me, “You are my child. Be not afraid!”
You give me life eternal. You set me free forever.
I put my full trust in you, O Lord. Protect me. Guide me. May your Spirit go forward to prepare the way. The way of Jesus Christ, my King.
In his holy name I pray,