“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea” (Psalms 46:1–2).
In our lives we sin and have troubles, but we should not be afraid. We can pray for forgiveness and ask for strength and guidance. God forgives us from our sins and through prayer He gives us the wisdom and strength to overcome our troubles and fears.
We should not fear because we know God is with us at all times. He watches over us and keeps us safe. He makes us strong through His Word and, on our last day or when He comes again, we don’t need to be afraid because we will live in Heaven with Him. There we will be perfect, won’t sin, or have troubles anymore. Prayer is very important in our times of troubles. Here is one you can say when you think you need God’s help:
Prayer for Strength When Grieving
Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel.
My heart is broken and my spirit mourns.
All I know is that your grace is sufficient.
This day, this hour
Moment by moment
I choose to lean on You,
For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest
I pour out my grief to You
And praise You on one glorious day
When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered
We shall walk together again.*
–Devotion written by Rachel, grade 8, St. Paul Lutheran School in Lapeer
Prayer courtesy of www.lords-prayer-words.com
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