TODAY’S MEDITATION – Why are you afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

The Bible says: “I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4). This verse, along with today’s verse should bring all of us today to question our trust in the Lord. My brother, my sister, fear is a dark shadow that envelops us and ultimately imprisons us within ourselves. Yes, each and everyone of us has been a prisoner of fear at one time or another: the fear to hurt people so we rather conform to what pleases them rather that saying the truth; the fear of rejection, misunderstanding, uncertainty, sickness or even death. My friend, this kind of fear is a detriment and is to be overcome because it is controlled by a ‘spirit of fear’ and the ONLY way to overcome it is by trusting in God’s love for “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18). No one is perfect, and God knows this. That is why He has liberally sprinkled encouragement against fear throughout the Bible, so much that from Genesis to Revelation, He keeps reminding us this: “Fear not.” Yet, the problem is that many people are afraid for their future and what will become of them, afraid of being alone, of being too weak, of not being heard, afraid for their reputation, afraid of lacking physical necessities. But we should be encouraged to to the right thing when we read this: “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” (Isaiah 41:10). My friend, if today you are afraid before an important decision in your life, it is because you have not set your eyes onto the Lord and you are not looking at what frightens you with His eyes, but with human eyes: ‘what would people think of me? is what I am doing right?’… You can ask yourself may questions but you will never find an answer or peace to such questions until you surrender to God’s will. God will never lead us to sin or to two avenues fro you to hesitate what way to take. He said “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one” (Matthew 5:37). He will always lead you to the truth, because He is the Truth. So, my friend, if you have to make a decision today, what is your deep conviction about it? Then simply say “Yes” or “No”, then move on in total trust in the Lord. The Bible says: “In God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:11) In other words, check your trust in Him because this verse is an amazing testimony to the power of trusting in God: you can only confess such a verse when the circumstances do not matter for you anymore! Only when, regardless of what happens, you will trust in God because you know and understand the power of God. Therefore, the key to overcoming fear, then, is your total and complete trust in God to act even when you make a decision that people see as foolish. Trusting God is a refusal to give in to fear. It is turning to the Lord even in the darkest times and trusting Him to make things right despite what people think of you. My friend, have the fear of the Lord, not the fear of the world… because only “The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble” (Proverbs 19:23). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [retweet] [facebook]