So much has happened recently to try my faith and the faith of those I love, and I am so very thankful! The trail of our faith is such a blessing!
I am fully persuaded that absolutely nothing can harm us so long as we trust in Jesus Christ. Will we suffer in the flesh, sure. But, you know what? It is an honor to suffer for the name of Jesus Christ — and there is no grave that can hold us! I am fully persuaded that nothing or no one can separate us from our Lord and God, and He is in absolute control of all things. I am fully persuaded that as Christians, we serve a God of love, mercy, and truth. We also serve a God of justice, and though we abide with Him in the kingdom of heaven now, one day the kingdom will come to this earth and the whole world will behold His glory — and they too will be fully persuaded!
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.