God’s Protection

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. – Proverbs 3:25-26 NIV
The world feels out of control, God. I watch the news and turn away. But later, the fear of ruin, or violence, or disaster seeps into my soul. I am awakened by the pounding of my heart. During the day I feel anxious and unsettled. Lord, help me to place my confidence in You. Replace the list of dangers that runs through my mind with words of assurance. Turn my scattered worries into passages of prayer. When I see the world’s pain, may I not use Your protection as a reason for isolation. Let me tap into Your love, empathy and compassion. Amen.
[from One-Minute Prayers by Hope Lyda]