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Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 DO WE FEEL SAFE?

We hear about break-ins, shootings, riots, protests, etc. just about every day. These attacks on other human beings make us feel a little less safe in this world. We sometimes hear noises or see a stranger and get a little antsy about our own safety. We buy extra locks, get security cameras, and buy alarms. However, in reality, no building can keep us safe. No person can either. But God can. Rather than worrying about our safety, let’s put our trust in God who promises to be with us and keep us safe.

SCRIPTURE:
Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write about a time you felt unsafe.
2. List the things people do to feel secure and safe.
3. Know only God can truly keep you safe.
4. Trust in God and share with others about His promises of safety.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know when we put our trust in things or in other people to keep us safe we are going to be disappointed. There are times when we are afraid because we are concerned for our safety. Help us to remember You, alone, can keep us safe. You, alone, know our every move and every thought. You, alone, know what is going to happen to us today, tomorrow, and forever. We pray we will remember to trust in You for our safety and not worry about those who intend to do us harm. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
God watches over us and will keep us from all harm.

Psalm 121:7 “The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life.” (NLT)

We don’t have to worry when we feel unsafe. We can live in peace knowing God will keep us safe.

Psalm 4:8 “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.” (NLT)

God, alone, is the only one who can give us real peace when we feel unsafe.

FOCUS:
2 Thessalonians 3:16 “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.” (NLT)

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