Be self controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever.
There certainly have been times I have felt alone and afraid. It is easy to forget the devil is at work looking for these opportunities. These are precisely the moments I need to turn and fully face God, asking for his help. Before I do anything else, I need to turn to Him. God will give me the power to endure anything, if I ask. And we are not alone. There are others struggling, always. We all have been given the same promise of eternal glory. We are all together on the same journey, never alone.
Lord God, You are always here for me, here with me. You have promised me to be with me while I walk this earth, and for all eternity. I am so grateful, and I give my thanks and my life to you. Amen