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Dele Fasanya

“But no weapon will be able to hurt you; you will have an answer for all who accuse you. I will defend my servants and give them victory.” Isaiah 54:17
Last week I mentioned a wooden plaque my mother gave me which hangs in the hallway that says, “Happiness is not a destination, it’s a way of life” and after I wrote that piece, I came across a sports programme on TV that spoke to me. It was about an American footballer winning the super bowl. He talked about how he overcomes challenges and finds happiness with these words “No weapon” (reference Isaiah 54:17). 
So this week, I decided to try it. Every time I have felt fearful, I would say (or whisper), “No weapon”, when I am anxious, “No weapon” and instead of listening to the Covid update, I use that time to remind myself further of God’s promise that it is well and victory is ours by reading the text below
“God says, “I will save those who love me and will protect those who acknowledge me as LORD. When they call to me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, I will be with them. I will rescue them and honour them. I will reward them with long life; I will save them.” Psalms 91:14-16 GNB
When I stick to it, I have found it makes me calm, less fearful and happy just by going to the scripture and reminding myself of God’s promises.
Why don’t you give it try and see if it works for you? It can be any of your favourite verses as long as it gives you peace.
Thank you Lord for your blessing. Thank you for another day. We believe no ‘weapon’ will hurt us, that you will defend us, stand with us and that ultimately victory will be ours (Halleluyah!)
Prayer Request
Pray for both those who have carers coming into their homes and those who work as carers within our church family, particularly Gillian Coomber working in the homes of children with disabilities.  Pray for protection for both carers and those they care for, as they provide a lifeline to those who would otherwise be without support at this time.