Time for Grace-March 14, 2024

Time for Grace-March 14, 2024

Psalm 56:3-4

On the day when I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God I praise his word. In God I trust. I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?

Dear Heavenly Father,

We might see some people as having power because they have an extreme amount of wealth and use it against us. Other people might be physically powerful and use their strength to bully others. Other people might have certain connections to steal what is ours.

But when we are afraid, we can come to You and trust in You because You have promised to be with us. Even if someone were to take our lives, we know that we have nothing to fear when we trust in You. You brought Your salvational plan into the world to redeem us from our sins, so should even our lives be taken, we confidently know we will be with You in heaven.

We also know that you are more powerful than all the human race put together. We also ask, “What can flesh do to me?” The answer is they can do nothing against You, so they can do nothing to us that would destroy our faith or take our salvation.

We pray that through Your Word, You will strengthen our faith and that we will know Your love, grace, and mercy so that we remain united by faith in You. Please remove all that will scar us so we have nothing to fear. Give us courage in the face of the world to share Your love and forgiveness with others so they will confidently know and trust in You. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

The devil, the world, and our sinful flesh are all powerless against God because Jesus defeated them on the cross with his innocent suffering and death. Through faith, we know we have nothing to fear with God on our side; He has already won our salvation and eternal life.