Don’t Fear: Trust God

Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident. Psalm 27:3 NLT

War is a terrible time for everyone. It’s stressful for soldiers and civilians alike. It’s especially difficult for the people who live in the war zone; it’s a time of uncertainty and fear. What would you do if you were captured by the enemy? In times of war, parents worry about their children; husbands worry about their wives and everyone is concerned about their safety. Yet David expressed confidence in God’s ability to protect him even if he was surrounded by the enemy.

David was a man who had many experiences with God. He learned in his difficulties that he could trust God. He said, “The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Psalm 118:6. Here is a man who knew the real source of power. Man is limited in his abilities but God’s power is unlimited. David looked back at his life and recalled all the times when God delivered him and gave him the victory. He remembered when Israel ran from Goliath but he stood his ground. God gave him victory over Goliath with a sling and five stones.

Fear is a normal human response to danger but when your confidence is in the living God, there is no need to fear. Why? Isaiah 59:19 gives the answer. “So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” When you know your God, you don’t have to walk in fear. The enemy might launch an attack against you, but when God shows up, they will flee before you seven ways.

Thought for Today: Friend, put your confidence in God.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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