♱ From the Bible

★Proverbs 3:5-8

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.

★Isaiah 41: 10

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

★Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;

I have everything I need.

He lets me rest in green meadows;

he renews my strength.

He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.

Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.

Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

You prepare a feast for me in the presene of my enemies.

You welcome me as a guest, anointing my head with oil.

My cup overflows with blessings.

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life,

and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

★Psalm 3

O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me.

So many are saying,

“God will never rescue him”

But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts my head high.

I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain.

I lay down and slept.

I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.

I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.

Arise, O Lord!

Rescue me, my God!

Slap all my enemies in the face!

Shatter the teeth of the wicked!

Victory comes from you, O Lord.

May your blessings rest on your people.

★Psalm 121

I look up to the mountains–

does my help come from there?

My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth!

He will not let you stumble and fall;

the one who watches over you will not sleep.

Indeed, he who watches over Israel never tires and never sleeps.

The Lord himself watches over you!

The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.

The sun will not hurt you by day, nor the moon at night.

The Lord keeps you from all evil and preserves our life.

The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

★Matthew 6:26

Look at the birds.  They don’t need to plant of harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them.  And you are far more valuable to him than they are.

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