At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength so that the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it through me. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and safely bring me to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:16‭-‬18 NIV

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Heavenly Father, Your word encourages me when I seek You first because You have already gone before us. You are Sovereign; everything is in Your control, even when I can’t see what’s ahead. Thank You, Father, for giving me strength and courage as I walk through this day. Holy Spirit, I invite You to empower me to do Your will, may Your Peace that surpasses all understanding rule in our hearts and minds. Keep us hidden with Christ in You, be glorified in word and deed, for it is in Jesus’ Name, amen.

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