“The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread? The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” (Psalm 27:1)
Our anxieties and worries usually are not related to the lack of things but, rather, to the loss of things. One of Satan’s favorite tools is the question, “What if?”
Dedicated Christians get trapped in fear: the “what if” of extended illness, retirement, disability, unemployment, economic collapse. God wants us to consider these things and even plan for them, within reason; but, a Christian must consciously reject the attitude of fear.
Fear is the antithesis of trust; therefore, if we live in fear of the future, we suffer from the problem of not putting our trust in God. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t plan for the future, but if we live in fear it means that we have taken on a responsibility that belongs to God.
If other people see us living lives of fear, we lose our witness. Don’t get trapped in fear. Father, help me to remember that You are my light and my salvation — my deliverance.
Daily Scripture Reading: Leviticus 5:14-7:38