Uphold me, preserve and sustain me, Lord. I need You.

“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10, NKJV

“For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,
Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’” ~ Isaiah 41:13, NKJV

“You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” ~ Psalm 32:7, NKJV

 “Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into His heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.” ~ 2 Timothy 4:18, NLT

You Are My Hiding Place, Lord

Father, the more I know You the more I love You. The more I understand who You are, the more I realize how much I need You. Uphold me, Lord … preserve and sustain me.

The world I know is changing as evil seeps into every crevice, blanketing the landscape. But Lord, You haven’t changed. You remain faithful and very much in control.

thought the days are evil, the Lord remains faithful

Uphold me, preserve, and sustain me as the sifting occurs. Help me keep my eyes on You, and I will be kept in Your peace. You promise to deliver me from every evil attack and bring me safely home to You. I’m so thankful. You are a very present help in trouble — my sure place, my defender and keeper of my soul.

Oh, Lord, when I am afraid I cry out to You and You draw near. I feel the grip of Your hand in mine as You uphold me and lead me on through the fires and turbulent seas. Your presence comforts me and gives me strength.

Each day I put on Your armor so that I might stand firm against the work of the enemy. Your breastplate of righteousness is so comforting to me in these days we live. All of the pieces of Your armor are important, but this … this guards my heart against deception as You protect my thoughts, my emotions, my will, and my moral compass.

Uphold me with Your righteous right hand, Lord

You have made me the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. and in Your goodness, You have provided protection: my breastplate of righteousness.

Therefore, You uphold me with Your righteous right hand and You call me Your own. You preserve me from trouble as I hide myself in You. I will not be afraid of uncertain days, nor will I be dismayed, for You are with me. It is You who rules the earth. You are the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End — You are the Lord over all creation.

You Uphold Me by Your Righteous Right Hand, Lord

As Your people watch Your sovereign plan unfold, strengthen us to wait for Your deliverance from evil — help us wait in the living hope we have through Jesus. You will never leave us nor forsake us. We are engraved upon the palm of Your hands and we are safe in You.

Uphold me, Lord. Preserve, and sustain me in the days ahead. Lead me by Your righteous right hand and I will follow. I have put my trust in You.

In Jesus’s Name, I pray,

Amen ~ let it be so


Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com


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Sweet blessings to you,