| from Dr. Kathy Koch |


It’s rare that I have much in my mind at the same time that I can’t find words. When this happens, turning to Scripture is best. For your consideration…

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” 1Timothy 2:1-2

“For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.” Psalm 22:28

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

“Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.” Psalm 146:1-7

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, Who daily bears our burdens.” Psalm 68:19

“I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears . . . The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.” Psalm 34:4, 17

“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7