18 Jun 1 Peter 3:13-17; Psalm 121:2
13 Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, 15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; 16 and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 17 For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
One of the greatest things of all is that God is our Helper in this ridiculously hazardous journey called life. If we don’t let God help us our only alternative is to live in fear and anxiety. You see, the Bible says there is no one to harm us if we are zealous to do good. Even if we suffer for doing good, we will be blessed, so we are not supposed to fear people who would harm us because God will take care of us and those who slander us will be brought to shame. Just make sure your feet are planted firmly in the Rock of Ages.