The Bible tells us often not to fear or “do not be afraid”. However, that’s hard to do when you feel like your whole world is falling apart. We’ve all been through a lot this past year and a half with the pandemic. The news is filled with shootings, violence, and unrest.
However, it doesn’t matter how bad it looks on the outside because God says we don’t have to be afraid. It’s sometimes hard to believe that God is with you or loves you. But, He does. More than we could ever imagine.
Do Not Be Afraid
Psalm 91:4-7 paints a beautiful picture of how God protects us. It says:
“He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall find protection: His faithfulness shall be your shield and wall. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day; nor of the pestilence that pursues in darkness, nor of the destruction that strikes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.”Psalm 91:4-7 MEV
Life can be pretty scary these days and can easily be overwhelming. However, no matter what you are going through right now, God is right there ready to cover you and protect you against anything that comes your way.
That doesn’t guarantee a perfect life free of pain or obstacles. But, it does mean that He will be with you through it all and will carry you when you can’t go on anymore.
Poem- Hard Times
The poem below called “Hard Times” is one I wrote several years ago when I was going through a difficult and scary time.
Thank you Lord for hard times As well as good For when things are hard I grow deeper in faith When things are hard or painful Then I am made stronger Those are the times When I look outside myself For answers It’s when life is confusing That you provide clarity When all seems hopeless That you give us hope When I’m scared and afraid You fill me with faith When I have no answers And don’t understand Your Word gives me wisdom Your Holy Spirit helps me see. When I feel all alone You are always there- Comforting me When I think I can’t Go on any more You lift me up on wings like eagles And give me strength I never knew I had. By Patricia Adderley
As scary as life is sometimes, He will never leave us nor forsake us. When He tells us “do not be afraid”, we can trust Him because He is faithful and true.
None of us can step into the full and wonderful plans that God has for us if we let fear take control. I find that if I take my eyes off of myself and put them back on Him, I can get through almost anything.
For more poetry check out My Books – Loving Jesus: A 30 Day Devotional and My Heart, Christ’s Home: 100 Days of Joy and Strength in Jesus.
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