Red Friday

Praying for our troops and Veterans every day is something I take seriously, because I know that God is a protector, defender and source of strength and courage for all who call upon His Name.

Sometimes I include scripture verses in letters, hoping that maybe someone needs to hear the Word at just the right time and be strengthened and encouraged to keep on even when they are in places where it seems forsaken by God.

These few verses are a comfort to anyone, not just our troops, and hopefully everyone will find encouragement in them today.

Deuteronomy 31:6  “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Psalm 4:8  “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 27:1  “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalm 46:1  “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Psalm 56:3-4  “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?”

Psalm 91:14  “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.”

Isaiah 26:3-4  “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.   Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”

Ephesians 6:10-18  “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.   And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

To all our Troops, God keep you safe and may you feel His presence no matter where you may be.

Have a safe and blessed day all.