Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24

Satan has a work, which is attacking the children of God. Part of his tactic is to wear us out physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. He uses violence, division, fear, hatred, etc., to tempt God’s people to give up. He knows he has no victory if we stand firm in Christ. Satan is stirring up chaos in our nation to tempt us into being overwhelmed, give up, give in, and give ourselves over to despair. Don’t do it!

Courage: the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery (we have in Christ)

Fortitude: mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously (we have in Christ)

Pray the listed items for us and our nation:

  • Petition God to deliver us from evil and help us be strong and steadfast. [1 Corinthians 15:58]
  • Pray for peace – shalom – for yourself and our nation. [John 14:27]
  • Pray for an outpouring of joy (a spiritual weapon against Satan) in the midst of our current troubles [Proverbs 17:22]
  • Ask our Father to use what Satan means for evil in America to instead bring good. [Genesis 50:19-20]

Acknowledge to God any weaknesses in this area and confess any sin that may be in your way.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9