Both Japanese and American friends shared with me this Bible verse. No matter our nationality or races, His Words speak to us! We are not separated by ethnicity or national borders. In Christ, our citizenship is in heaven after all!
One of my American friends explained the difference between fears and dismay. When we get dismayed, we are focused on the fear, and that can snare us; we become distracted from the Lord.
Father in heaven, please guide us that we are not enveloped with fear so that we will not be distracted from seeing you.
May this Scripture comfort you also!
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV Permanent Text Edition (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.