“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your hearts
be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27
My spirit lives with God;
my trust is unwavering.
He strengthens my resolve.
Although my antagonists are great
and censure my faith;
I walk in His light,
not fearing the blindness of men.
I am blessed by His trust in me.
The desolate valley of my dwelling
I fear not, for my enemies are powerless
in the abundance of God’s grace.
I pray for the steadfast trust of Joseph,
recognizing God’s mandate
to live in safekeeping while dwelling
in enemy-occupied territory