Just like mosquitos during the warm summer months, our fears can be pesky, nagging and even debilitating to our health. This morning we discovered what could happen in one’s life if we take our earthly fears and replace them with a healthy and reverent respect for our Creator. Psalm 31:19 says “How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.” There are few things in life as precious as having someone to go to in life when things get tough. I remember as a child getting into a terrible bicycle accident and the first person I ran too with tears streaming down my face was my mom. I had a bloodied face, bit through my lip and had several teeth either missing or loose but mom made it better by saying “It is going to be okay.” When we spend time in God’s Word, He reminds us to not fear and even in our daily struggles it is going to be okay because of His unfailing love.
“How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.” (Psalm 36:7-10)
“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46: 2-3)
“Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.” (Norman Vincent Peale: Positive Thinking Every Day)
This song is an encouraging reminder we can confidently stand on the promises of God whether it is in the “middle of a struggle” or “thick of the battle.”
“And even in the middle of a struggle And even when it's hard to remember You alone are my defense when I'm standing on your promises and I know That even in the thick of the battle And even through the valley of the shadows You alone are my defense when I'm standing on your promises”
Have a great day!