Many of us have a major hurricane heading right for our hometown. As the news said, we are in the "bulls eye." This can cause great fear and anxiety. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and live in fear. We are promised in God’s Word (2 Thessalonians 3: 3) that He is faithful and will protect us. John 10:10 tells us that God wants us to let go of fear and to live life to the fullest! Psalm 61: 2, "From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I."
We must remember the safest place to be is with Jesus. You are with Him if you have Him in your heart. All of the things in our homes are just stuff! And these homes are temporary. The only constant thing we can always have is Jesus.
When you are overcome by worry, use these prayers for protection to remember who God is and the protection he has promised those who love Him.
Father, I love you and adore you! I come to You today asking for protection from this storm. Lord, we are bombarded every moment by images on television and the internet that leave us vulnerable. Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection. Encompass us with Your strength and Your might. You tell us in Psalm 5: 11-12, "But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield." Lord, I ask that You protect our minds. Set our minds on You. Let us not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what Your will is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. As we were told in Philippians 4:8, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. Strengthen us in your power! You are our spiritual shelter. Thank you for guarding us today and forever! In Jesus' name, Amen.
Are you resting in Jesus' arms?