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A Prayer for Protected Travels – Your Day by day Prayer – April 17


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A Prayer for Protected Travels
By Heidi Vegh

“Don’t be troubled about something, however in the whole lot, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, current your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Phil 4:6-7

God gave us a gorgeous world filled with gorgeous journey. Whether or not we enterprise removed from dwelling or drive to the subsequent city, one thing is all the time awaiting us. We journey for all types of causes. To go to household, work, search journey, weddings, funerals, or to easily fulfill our curiosity. My household likes to fly, however squishing within the automotive for a protracted highway journey brings a distinct sort of pleasure and journey, creating enjoyable, foolish recollections. We reside in Seattle, however most of our household is in Salt Lake Metropolis. Once we can afford it, we hop on a flight; nonetheless, with six of us, we are likely to make the 13-hour drive, towing alongside our pup.

Irrespective of how you’re touring, it may be anxiety-inducing. Leaving the comforts of house is thrilling, however I have a tendency to fret whereas I’m away. Is our dwelling okay? Is there a random leak? Did somebody break in, and we forgot to set the alarm? Then, the nightmare photographs are likely to creep in, involving automotive accidents or one thing tragic occurring to us whereas we’re away. Now we have all heard the nightmare tales, so I do know I’m not the one one caught up within the worst-case state of affairs mindset.

 Nowadays, journey has not been extra accessible; nonetheless, current occasions and the truth that terrorists have develop into part of our lives are likely to deliver on anxiousness, particularly aircraft journey. Leaving on a aircraft has a complete different set of fears that wish to creep into my mind. I will not go into them as I do know most of us have the identical ideas. However for some purpose…we proceed to journey. Why? As a result of we do not need concern to get one of the best of us and forestall us from experiencing life. We all know the statistics are in our favor, so we boldly belief unknown pilots and mechanics to deliver us safely to our vacation spot.

So what occurs when concern does get one of the best of us and the anxiousness and concern are so dangerous that we surprise if all of the fuss of journey is even value it? It could sound good to all the time and ceaselessly preserve our toes on stable floor within the consolation of our dwelling the place no journey mishap can befall us. However is that this residing our greatest life for God? Is that this the place He needs us to sit down when He has given us 1,000,000 and one purpose to hunt journey and get out of our consolation zones?

God is aware of all issues. He is aware of our fears. He is aware of our doubts and the mind-numbing reel of ideas that proceed on a loop as we stand in line at safety. The Bible guarantees that with Jesus, we are able to battle towards concern and put our belief in Him.

Psalm 25:1-2 says, “In you, Lord my God, I put my belief. I belief in you; don’t let me be put to disgrace, nor let my enemies overcome me” (NIV).

Once we reside a life for Jesus and saturate our minds with His guarantees and truths, we are able to win the battle over concern. It is likely to be a continuing battle, and our anxiousness would possibly battle laborious to have interaction us, however we now have one of the best weapon of all, the identify of Jesus. Once I get nervous on a flight, I repeat this verse:

“Don’t be troubled about something, however in the whole lot, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, current your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Phil 4:6-7

Let’s pray:

Lord, you recognize after I sit and after I come up. (Psalm 139:1) You recognize each hair on my head (Matthew 10:26) and all my anxious ideas. (Psalm 139:23). You care about my whereabouts and the place I want to go. You need me to reside an ample life, taking maintain of alternatives to see the folks I like and discover the great thing about your world. Nevertheless, leaving dwelling makes me anxious. I concern the worst for my home or household touring with me. Once I go away my household behind alone, I concern one thing could occur, and I will not be shut. I concern the tight areas of the aircraft and infrequently enable my thoughts to be full of worst-case eventualities.

I rebuke this concern as we speak, Lord. I refuse to let it come up with me and steal my pleasure. I lengthy to get pleasure from journey, the airport’s busyness, the takeoff, and touchdown as a result of I do know what awaits me at my vacation spot. Whether or not it’s work or pleasure, I do know that with you, you’ll deliver good issues to me. Tales, experiences, and sights that show your magnificence and provides me purpose to reward you. Assist me chill out throughout my travels; assist me fill my coronary heart with truths out of your Phrase that may calm my fearful soul. Please give me a peace that surpasses all understanding (Phil 4:7) and assist me to relaxation in you. (Matthew 11:28). Thanks for the chance to journey.
In your valuable identify, I pray amen.

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Heidi Vegh is a author, speaker, and ministry chief residing in Western Washington. She is a remarried mom of 4, navigating the blended household life after the lack of her first husband to most cancers in 2013. She longs to make use of her writing as a approach to encourage others who’ve skilled loss and information them on the highway to therapeutic. She contributes to her weblog discovered at www.mrsheidivegh.com , sharing tales and devotionals of religion stemming from her loss and therapeutic, mothering, and her blended and complicated household. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire College with a level in Artistic Writing and English and is engaged on her first guide. Heidi is the Girls’s Ministry Director at her native church and has a deep coronary heart for sharing Jesus with girls and inspiring them of their religion stroll. When she is just not writing, she likes to journey, learn, craft, and experiment within the kitchen. Go to her Fb and Instagram (@mrsheidivegh) to study extra.

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