Psalm 23:4 (TPT)
Lord, even when your path takes me through
the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.
Pause in his presence
Lenten Reflection: When the Lord conquers our hearts, we simply cannot be conquered by fear. Perfect love casts out fear and Jesus is perfect Love! (1 John 4:18). Allow the Word of God to have authority over your life and live in the peace that passes all understanding (Phil 4:7). In all your ways, today, acknowledge and serve him (Pro. 3:5-6). There is no need to fear, because Jesus is near. Praise God!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being near me and conquering the darkness that tries to bring fear. You are the Light I need—the Light the whole world needs. As I stand to honor your authority and live by your Word, thank you for bringing strength to my life, as well as the lives of my loved ones. In Jesus’ name. Amen.