What have we to fear?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living©

I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
(Psalms 34:4 (NIV))

What is your biggest fear?

Is it losing your possessions? Is it losing your family? Are you terrified by the events currently unfolding in this world? Do you fear growing old? Do you fear the unknown? Do you lie awake at night sweating the bills and how you will pay them? Do you fear that you will lose your job and your home?

Do you fear death?

Ouch!!! There, I’ve said it. I honestly think that this is humanity’s biggest fear.

What is your biggest fear? Can you handle it on your own? Do you have the strength to face it by yourself?

Fortunately, we do not have to face our fears by ourselves. We do not have to walk through this life alone.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
(Psalms 23:4 (NIV))

I just can’t understand how anybody can face this life without the comfort that we are guaranteed of in Psalms 34:4 and Psalms 23:4. The world is a scary place. If you don’t believe me, take a chair and go sit and watch any downtown area of any city. You will see things that God never intended for humanity to endure. No wonder we have fears. No wonder we have stress.

Thankfully, we have a hiding place. We have a source of peace and rest. We have a source of salvation, grace and mercy. Seek the Lord in all sincerity and He will walk with you all the days of your life. He will never abandon you. He will give you strength, peace, and mercy. He will teach you His ways.

When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
(Proverbs 16:7 (NIV))

Fears will abate and the peace that passes understanding will envelope you.

What do you still fear? Turn it over to God.

Copyright 1998 – 2009 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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