Champions Have Faith Above Fear
Life's furious pace can be overwhelming, and our problems can be consuming. While we scheme to solve our problems, they seem to only grow larger and larger. One situation after another arises, and we feel as if we cannot face another trying moment. In fact, we respond by retreating because we are so afraid of another dilemma.
If ever there was a man who had his share of problems, it was David. As a shepherd for his father's flock, David always seemed to be addressing some sort of problem.
There was the problem of wild animals who wanted to kill his family's sheep. There was Goliath. There was King Saul, who relentlessly pursued David's life.
Courage is not the absence of fear; rather, it is the conquest of fear. Surely, David was afraid as he faced death on a regular basis. However, he faced his fears by placing his faith in God's ability to deliver him.
As problems arise, we must learn to face our fears with the faith that God is able to deliver us. David wrote, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1). In order to conquer fear, such as the fear of mounting problems, we must put our faith in who God is, leaning on His promises.
Prayer: Lord, I do face fear. Please forgive me for retreating in the face of fear. I pray You will increase my faith and alleviate my fears as I trust in You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies" (Psalm 57:10).