All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
I'll be honest. I read about attacks, social unrest, crime and terror threats, and sometimes I want to just hide away. At times I let worry distract me from even praying.
One of my favorite Bible teachers, John Paul Jackson, passed away this past week. I listened this morning to his sermon, "How God Kills Fear". God planned that we would be here at this time in history and He is not shocked at the problems that confront us. He is able to carry us until He carries us home.
Don't let my love for you and for others grow cold. Through Your Holy Spirit, give me grace to pray for our enemies and to trust that You are my life. In my weakness, be my strength.