"The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The LORD is with me; He is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies." Psalm 118:6-7
What is your greatest fear? A simple Google search yielded the following top things people face:
1.) Fear of flying, 2.) fear of public speaking, 3.) fear of heights, 4.) fear of the dark, 5.) fear of intimacy, 6.) fear of death, 7.) fear of failure, 8.) fear of rejection, 9.) fear of spiders, and 10.) fear of commitment.
What do you fear? For David, it was probably what he came up against often: enemies. Yet he combated this fear by reminding himself of a few simple truths.
First of all, God was with Him; verses 6 and 7 both state this clearly. Only when we ponder the qualities of God, such as His power, knowledge, love, mercy, and justice, can we begin to understand what this means. To have a God like this on our side is more than enough to put fears in their place.
Secondly, God was his "helper" (verse 7). As David goes out to battle, God was helping him to defeat his enemies and kept him safe. When God helps us, we need not fear what man will do to us.
"For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and a sound mind" (KJV). Give your fear to Him. List them in prayer and commit them to a holy and loving God who does not want His children gripped by fear.
"Anywhere With Jesus"
Anywhere with Jesus I am not alone, Other friends may fail me, He is still my own
Though His hand may lead me over dreary ways, Anywhere with Jesus is a house of praise
Anywhere, anywhere, Fear I cannot know
Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go
Posted on Fri, June 24, 2011
by Sam Petitfils