Why fear when you can trust


Psalm 27:1-14 says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?  When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.  Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.  One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.  For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.  Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.  Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O Lord my Savior.  Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.  Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.  I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

We serve a God who is powerful.  He is able to protect us from any and all foes and He is able to provide for our every need.

Many times in life we come under attack at our jobs, in our schools, in our homes, and even in our churches.  It’s during those attacks that we must realize that our God is more than capable of shielding us from those people or things that would seek to destroy us. Ephesians 1:13-14 says, “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.  It’s through His spirit that we are sealed and delivered into Gods capable hands and it is that same Holy Spirit that will guide you through the tough spots in life.

There will always be those people out there that choose to tear down instead of build up, and there will always be circumstances that are out of our control.  Remember, if you are a believer in Christ, then you are a child of the King.  And if you are a child of the King, then you have an ally that cannot be defeated.  That ally will take care of you and protect you from anything that try’s to come against you.

Isaiah 41:10 says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

As you live this life, always make sure you are seeking your shelter in God.  David understood where his help came from and he knew that he must wait upon the Lord in order to stand against any enemy.  You too must wait upon God if you are to be victorious.

I’m not sure what you might be facing today, but I do know that the God we serve is capable of overcoming it.  Make sure you place your trust in God and not in man, because He is the only thing that will never change and He is the only one who is righteous.

God bless and have a great week in the Lord.

Wade Phillips is the senior pastor of Madisonville Christian Fellowship.