Proverbs 3:25-26 NLT, “25 You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, 26 for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.”
These verses always bring me comfort because there are so many unexpected and tragic things happening in the world today. The media is filled with depressing news reports and shocking headlines. It can certainly invoke feelings of fear and insecurity. Since life changing things beyond our control can happen suddenly, we may find ourselves feeling uneasy. However praying for those who are hurting due to tragedy and offering assistance when possible is how we can intervene to help.
God reminds us through these verses in Proverbs not to fear sudden disasters and destruction. He is our security as we live each day. Although there is no way to know what each day will hold, we can be at peace knowing the Lord is sovereign over each day and He will provide what we need and protect us.
Proverbs 2:8 NLT, “He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.”
Tragedies will sometimes happen because it’s a part of life. Of course knowing they will happen doesn’t make it any easier when they do, but focusing on the Lord keeps things in order. He cares deeply about every detail of our lives. We can share anything with Him in prayer. It’s important that we stay anchored in the truth of God’s Word, because having His Word hidden in our hearts, will strengthen us and keep our souls secure during trying times.
When life leaves us speechless, the Lord understands the cries of our hearts. We don’t have to always have the right words to say, or understand all the why’s. We’re human and He understands our pain.
I’m thankful that we have the peace and comfort that the Holy Spirit provides to us. He is our ever present Help in trouble (Psalm 46:1), and we can depend on Him to keep our hearts in perfect peace as we keep our minds stayed on Him.
Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.