The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Psalm 118:6 NLT
If only we really believed this, right? We want to believe it. We try to believe it. We will ourselves to believe it. But we can get so frightened about what people, things, and circumstances around us can do to us that we forget Who is for us.
The Maker of Heaven and Earth is for us. (Psalm 146:6)
The King of Glory is for us. (Psalm 24:8)
The Sovereign Lord is for us. (Psalm 68:19-20)
The Creator of the universe is for us. (Genesis 1:1)
Our Great God is for us. (Psalm 95:3)
The Most High is for us. (Psalm 91:1)
Our Compassionate Lord is for us. (Psalm 116:5)
The Prince of Peace is for us. (Isaiah 9:6)
The Healer is for us. (Psalm 147:3)
Our Unchanging Father is for us. (James 1:17)
The Promises Keeper is for us. (2 Peter 3:9)
The Ultimate Forgiver is for us. (1 John 1:9)
When we remember who God is and what He’s done, we’ll be more likely to walk with hope when things are threatening to overwhelm us.
What we fill ourselves up with every day is important. When we fill our minds with the truth from God’s Word, we’ll become so acquainted with it that when we’re faced with something that isn’t true, we’ll know. When we worship God through song or praise Him while looking at His creation, it’ll build our spirits and will lift our focus from the daily trials we face. When we walk through life with like-minded followers of Jesus, there’s built in encouragement for us in our experiences with them.
So, let’s remember that God hasn’t given us a fearful mindset. He’s given us one that contains love, power, and a sound mind! God is our salvation and our fortress!