The Lord is Your Fortress and Protector

Kathi Pelton

As we awoke this morning to hear of the senseless and tragic massacre that happened last night, I could only imagine the fear and trauma that must be upon those who had been attending that concert in Las Vegas. As this day has progressed I have heard many people talking about the fear that they feel as yet another act of hate has occurred in a public gathering.

Though there is no promise that we will not face tragedies or fearful events in our lives, we can move forward in the hope of our eternal security. Though the things of this world are ever changing, the promise of our salvation is sure. In times of pain and grief I hold on to the truth found in Romans 8:38-39,

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

His love is with us in times of joy and grief, in triumph and trials, as well as in life and in death. Nothing, absolutely nothing can separate us from His love. Hate cannot separate you from the love that never leaves you. 

“The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.” Proverbs‬ ‭18:10‬ ‭

God’s people find refuge in the source of their salvation, Jesus. In Him we have hope and in Him we have help. If fear has gripped your heart today then ask Him for His help and comfort. There is no shame in grief. We were not created to experience the effects of sin and darkness but the Comforter has come to us when grief comes. Pray that many will come to find Jesus has their fortress in the days to come.

I wanted you to know that I am praying for you today. I am praying for our nation along with you. I am asking for peace and comfort to surround you and your families. I am asking for your hope to remain strong as you remain in Him…your fortress and protector. 

Together we pray for all of those who experienced this tragedy. What happened in Las Vegas truly has not remained there but affected us all. We pray for comfort, peace, hope and healing over every victim, life, family member and friend. We pray that all will experience this truth from Hebrews 12:24, “the blood of Jesus speaks a better word”. It speaks the word of love, hope and salvation. We speak the power of the love found in the blood of Jesus over all of these lives and over your life today.

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