Father God, you are the God of all comfort. You are the sovereign God Most High. There is no God like you who goes out for the salvation of His beloved. You may remove me from the trials and afflictions, but you may also use them to establish my faith that you stand in the fire alongside me. Either way, you are my refuge and our strength. No circumstance nor entity can snatch me from your righteous right hand. I am kept in the good days and in the bad. I exalt you in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.” (1 Thessalonians 3:1-3 ESV)