Day 26: Safe Harbor   “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

Do you worry about your husband’s safety? Some husbands have jobs where safety is always an issue. Depending on what occupation he has pursued, your anxiety levels may be higher when he goes off to work in the morning.

It’s natural to worry about the lives of the people we are closest to. We love them and want them to be unharmed. We become dismayed because we forget the need to be tethered to the One who is strong enough and willing enough to keep our man safe: God. 

When do you find yourself fretting over your husband’s safety the most? Do you feel anxious when he travels or when he doesn’t come home on time? Do you live in fear of what might happen? Have you had a close call or an experience where someone was seriously injured? All these things can fuel our worrying. 

Truth is, our fears will never be satisfied by worrying more. Most of the things we worry about never materialize. Realize that no matter how much we love or try to protect, our believing loved ones already have a safe harbor because they trust in Jesus. 

TRY THIS: Bolster your fear factor
Make a list of all the things that you fear the most in regards to your husband’s personal safety. Find a hymnal and within it locate Luther’s morning and evening prayers. Try to memorize or use these prayers with your concerns each night and morning. Place your trust in God to watch over and protect your husband.

A WIFE’S PRAYER: Dearest Lord, you know all things. Help me not to live in fear of what might happen to my spouse. I trust you with my husband’s life for now and in the future. When I become fearful or weak, remind me of your guardian angels surrounding your people, and help me to trust your plan for our lives. I commend my family members to you, O Lord, my hiding place and my shield. In Jesus, Amen.