Psalms 56:3-4 – ” Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. 4 In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?” NKJV
Isaiah 12:1-3 – “O LORD, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. 2 Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.” 3 Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” NKJV
All of us have faced Fear and most of us will experience it again if not multiple times. How do you handle it? How do you face it? How do you respond to it?
David & Isaiah both expressed how they approached fear when it raised its ugly head in their lives. David & Isaiah both expressed how they approached fear when it raised its ugly head in their lives.
David’s approach was when fear came his first response was to turn to the Lord in trust! He turned his praise and prayer to the Lord and in that confidence knew that flesh might be able to kill his body but that was it nothing more. He dispelled his fear or channeled his fear to the Lord and rested in God’s strength.
Isaiah’s approach was a little different he said I will trust and not be afraid. His expression seemed to be one that reflected walking in trust as a daily companion and therefore fear was dispelled. Both said much the same thing but one expressed fear coming then turning to the Lord for His strength the other expressed a walking in the Lord and they allowed fear to find no place in their lives.
Either way, we need to learn that when events, enemies, circumstances, etc. surround us and place us in a position where fear is a possibility we turn to the LORD and begin Praising & Worshipping Him. It is vital that we turn to the LORD in Prayer and out of the confidence that comes through those efforts and our knowledge and confidence in Him. We walk out of fear into faith and Trust the LORD! the worst that man can do to us is end this mortal life, but he cannot touch the eternal soul.
Therefore, as we go through the day and in the days to come when evil surrounds us and troubles come, we lift our hearts and eyes to Him who can destroy both the body and soul. We turn to Him who can place us in His pavilion tent and protect us. We run to Him who is our Savior, Redeemer, and Lord! He will never leave us nor forsake us and no matter what the trial. He is greater than the trial. We either walk out of the trial on earth or we walk into the portals of Glory! Either way, it is a victory!
Remember, the devil does not deserve one second of your time concerning yourself with what he is doing. What he is doing is not your guide, God’s Word is. Do not react to the devil’s activities but respond to God’s Promises..
May the Lord Bless you as you go through your day! Trust and not be afraid!