Ordinary Time


Some may say there is much to fear.

But see what obstacles we’ve overcome!

For the Lord has been walking with us every step of the journey and will continue to. Forever.

If God is for us, who can be against us?


Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger because you are with me. Your rod and your staff— they protect me.

You set a table for me right in front of my enemies. You bathe my head in oil; my cup is so full it spills over! Yes, goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the Lord’s house as long as I live.

Psalm 23:4-6


Feeling afraid tends to be the most intense when we feel like we are alone. I briefly felt like this when I went on my first airplane flight the day after my wedding. Our seats were originally in two different locations. The thought of not sitting next to my wife as I faced my biggest fear (fear of flying) was terrifying. But not only were we able to sit next to each other, I also realized that no matter where I sat that I was not alone.

Someone told me before that when they are alone, there are really three others with them. At first, this thought really confused me. But they explained that at all times, God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit were with them wherever they went.

David says in this Psalm, “I fear no danger because you are with me.” And just as with David, God is with you wherever you go. With the One that created the universe going with us every step, every day, we truly have nothing to fear.

Dewayne Outlaw


God, thank you for always being with me. With you by my side, I have nothing to fear. You are so good to me and I thank you for your steadfast love. Amen.


Remember the words of Jesus as you go forth today:

“Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” (Matthew 28:20)