As in most large family there are always good and challenging things going on, so we have been praying for God's comfort and protection our grandchildren. If they read that, several family members will speculate or bristle. But when we love many and much, it is pretty much the daily fare as we seek to trust God rather than our own power, wiles or tendency to interfere.
So when I was given this verse today it fairly took my breath away: "The Lord your God is in your midst—a warrior bringing victory. He will create calm with his love; he will rejoice over you with singing.* " For in the mist of anxiety and concern God manifests daily His power and grace. He protects His children from those who would steal their faith and peace, gives them voice to speak truth and authority to love unconditionally.
There is not one person in my prayers for whom this is not the perfect answer to all prayers!
God is with us
God is mighty to save us
God's love calms us
God rejoices over us
What else in all the world is more important than this? If we accept this fully, in what place, in what time, in what trouble, in what anxiety does this not fully meet our need?
Mighty and Rejoicing God, help us to keep our focus on this truth, letting go of fear, embracing your purpose and plan for us, embracing love and trust in You above all else. AMEN