Afraid?

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I is so easy to be overwhelmed by fear. So much is going on in the world. People are shot by people with emotional problems. Terrorists set off bombs. There is illness and problems with insurance to cover it. Children (and us also) are more stressed than ever. The news is depressing. What can we do?

There is only one thing. Turn to the Lord our God. He is our strength. He places us on a rock that is higher. We are safe from the raging floods. He is always with us.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me.
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Comforting Lord, we turn to you in the midst of our fears. Hold us close and help us withstand the storm. AMEN