Updated: Feb 2
Sometimes fear can be so overwhelming, that we forget the promises #God has made us and the hope we have in Him.
In “times of trouble,” He is there beside us, keeping watch like a good shepherd. We are never left alone in good times or bad. Though we may not always feel his presence, we can rest in the promise that he will never leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) That verse goes on to say that “the Lord is my helper, I will not fear. What can man do to me?“
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I invite you to read Psalm chapter 27 along with our devotion today though we will #focus on verses 5-8
“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.”
“Hidden in the Pavillion, Set upon a Rock.”
As #believers, we are set apart. The Lord has promised to be our refuge (psalm 9:9), our hiding place, preserved from trouble (Psalm 32:7), our light and salvation (Psalm 27:1). He lifts our heads above our enemies so that we may know that we are loved and protected. Remember, that life on earth is a #spiritualbattle, and suffering is part of the refinement process. We cannot escape it, but we can learn and grow from it, leaning on our Savior for strength.
Sometimes life seems incredibly unfair when, as they say, “bad things happen to good people.” We have to remember that there are no “good people“, only those saved by grace and those we pray will come to salvation one day. So, expecting all good things in a fallen world is unrealistic. What we have instead, is a God who loves us and is protecting our souls from the enemy.
“Seeking His Face.”
Psalm 18:2 says, his mercy endures forever. When the Lord tells us to “seek his face,“ it’s because he has something for us, mercy. God‘s love knows no boundaries and his mercy is unfathomable in our human minds, but his promise is to deliver us and to #forgive us. (Psalm 25:20, Romans 10:9, psalm 37:40)
“Set your troubles aside.”
Set your troubles aside today and seek the face of the Lord. Seek His mercy. Seek His will for you were life. Seek His guidance throughout your day, and He will guide you. Don’t let fear distract you from the blessings God has for you and the joy His love and mercy can give you everyday.
Here are a few more verses to look up if you are struggling with fear and need some encouragement.
“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.”
“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah”
“From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
“And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.”
“And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.”
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