During the difficult days of the Montgomery Boycott, civil rights leader Dr. Martin L. King Jr. could not rest because of constant, terrifying telephone calls. It is said that he prayed, "I am here taking a stand for what I believe is right. But Lord, I must confess that I'm weak now, I'm faltering. I'm losing my courage. Now, I am scared . . . . The people are looking to me for leadership, and if I stand before them without courage, they too will falter. I am at the end of my powers . . . . I can't face it alone."

Perhaps you face opposition when you're attempting to do what's right, you also must cry out to the Lord. Only He is our "rock of refuge, a fortress of defense" (Ps. 31:2). The Lord is our reliable source of strength and ever lasting protection.