"Why are you afraid, My child?
Do you believe that I will abandon you as the world nears its end?
Do you believe that I will expect you to be perfect
and stand on your own without Me?
Who has told you these lies about Me?
"I will never leave you nor forsake you.
I am with you to the end of the age.
My righteousness covers you,
and My grace holds you safe.
I said that no one can snatch you out of My hand
because I am greater than all,
not because your perfection keeps you in My hand!
"Do not be afraid:
I am your shield!"