I sent these to some friends in Ukraine today. If you’re like me, you too could use some reminding about the ultimate safety we have in God’s sovereignty.
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.” (Psalm 18:2-6 ESV)
“But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” (2 Timothy 4:17-18 ESV)
Here’s a prayer request for you:
“Oh God, I beg you to keep Vinnytsia safe so that the thousands who have fled there for refuge would feel relative safety, but also that they would know ultimate safety in you. In our Savior’s name, Amen”