Peace in times of uncertainty, fear, loneliness, failure, anticipation, change, harshness, shame, blame, harm, suffering, exhaustion, pandemic, and death
|Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 ESV Bible verse sketchbook hand lettering doodle|
God commands us to be strong and courageous and promises to be with us! We receive certain hope as we fear, love and trust Him above all.
- Freedom that comes from the fear of God (watch)
- Favorite Bible passage Joshua 1:9 (listen)
- Thy Strong Word talk on Joshua 1 (listen)
- direction in this life
- care and compassion
- mysterious joy
- transformation and ability to love others
- gentle harmony with each other
- safety and protection
- healing and comfort
- eternal life
God doesn’t hinder the prayers of those who live in an understanding way which honors others.
- Heavenly Father, within your will and timing, we ask for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic; give effective care to those infected or afraid; protect and inspire those providing care, supplies and leadership.
- Creator, thank you for granting us strength and courage when we are weak and scared.
- Forgive us when we fall to temptation, when our vast flaws and inadaquacies—doubtful, negative thoughts, words and actions—misguide our own and others’ focus away from You.
- Move us to let go of arrogance, pride, stubbornness and selfishness.
- Open our ears to listen to, absorb and grow in the Word.
- Help us pay attention and really hear others well; then, allow us to reflect Your compassion, forgiveness, humility and grace.
- Remind us that we cannot earn Your forgiveness but You forgive in Christ’s Name.
- Your ways are above ours—we cannot comprehend your presence, power and knowledge—we are in awe of your great love and mercy!
- Thank you for sacrificing Your perfect Son Jesus, to suffer, die and victoriously rise to intercede for and save us!
- We sinners repent. We don’t deserve it, yet, we trust Your atonement and gladly rest in your promises of our resurrection and ultimate reunion with all believers together with You in heaven.
- Dear Father, Comforter, and Savior—remind us You are in control of life and death. You desire all to receive the faith You give in Your Word. You, alone, are the final judge of our individual hearts through the lens of Christ.
- Thanks for being with us during these extraordinary times, here and wherever we go (or don’t go).
- Guide us to patiently trust You, recognize, enjoy, and thankfully share Your grace, peace and gifts this day.