They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
Then Peter authors one of my favorite passages which equals steadfast encouragement for our faith in 1 Peter 5:6-10.
Let's pray it:
Father, we humble ourselves under Your mighty hand, that you may lift us up in due time. We cast all our anxiety on You because You care for us.
Train us to be alert and of sober mind. Remembering our enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Teach us to resist him, standing firm in the faith, because we know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
God of all grace, who called us to Your eternal glory in Christ, we trust that after we have suffered a little while, You will restore us and make us strong, firm and steadfast. To You be the glory, in Jesus' name, Amen.
PT Father, all power and glory is Yours! You are beyond our comprehension, but there is peace in that fact! Forgive us for our lack of trust and allowing ourselves to get stuck in ruts of "woe is me". When we examine the areas of our disappointment they usually weigh heavily on the side of what the world sees as important and not factors of eternal value. When we look towards Jesus we see things a whole lot differently. When we slide, may it be to His side! In Jesus' name, Amen!