If you spent any time watching the news the past two weeks you were in danger of entering into a time and place of fear. Keeping our eyes and ears fixed on the world right now is a dangerous thing to do, for the enemy sets snares for us to fall into great fear, anxiety and depression as we watch economies collapse, children executed, and riots across our cities.
These are good words, words of strength and shalom. This morning I went into Scripture and asked the Spirit to guide me to the passages that contain these words, and so I offer them to you as one flowing prayer of His promises that we can pray and believe in as the world reels out of control. If we stay close to Him and in His Word, we will be established, strengthened and settled.
He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. (Micah 4:3)
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (2 Chronicles 16:9)
Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us. (Isaiah 26:12)
Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees. (Job 4:4)
And I pray that we, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Messiah. (Ephesians 3:17-18)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Kelly Ferrari Mills