Fear + Who God Is

Our Psalm 27 Reading Plan began yesterday. So today/tomorrow will be on Psalm 27:3. My goal, *smiles* ideally, is to get into the habit of posting every couple of days to share my heart as I seek to study this Psalm. To find the Reading Plan, click here. It’s at the bottom of the blog post.

At 2300 (almost midnight), I am going to sit here and work to unpack Psalm 27. I don’t know if my posts will be daily or a couple of times a day. Or every other day. All I know is, that I am inviting you to join me as I “park it” in this chapter.

Our Ephesians study begins April 6th. The journal is optional but $4 on Amazon minus shipping and tax. So, seriously great deal! This Ephesians study is honestly one of my favorite Bible studies. Period. I am not simply talking about Gracefully Overcoming studies. I am talking about studies I have done in different places also. This one is one of my favorite (#2 top study would be “Gleaning From the Heart of Jesus”)

The LORD is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? {Psalm 27:1}

You know how Chuckie from Rugrats or Scooby and Shaggy from Scooby Doo have a heightened sense of fear. It almost doesn’t matter what the circumstance is, because they seem to be prone to fear. What makes these characters popular is they’re relateable. So many of us are prone to fear. If placed in circumstances where we become tested, we learn how fearful we can become.

Enter Pandemic of 2020. A lot of our hoarding isn’t from the virus itself, but it is the fear. We are reminded that we cannot control much of our world. But, we can hoard as a coping mechanism as our fear response.

Look at verse 1, my friends. We are reminded that we don’t need to fear. I know, we are panicked and fearful right now. But, we are reminded who our God is in this place. We are reminded that He has the whole world in His hands. He is the light in darkness. He is the One who continually rescues us.

Hang in there, friend, and keep trusting Him!

Change My Why

I know, I need to change my “why”. Instead of asking “why me” for a variety of circumstances, I need to open up in prayer and ask the reason for my emotion or response of ________. Why am I trembling in fear, when my God is the One who continually saves me? He is the King of the world, and wants to protect me. He is my place of safety. He is the remedy for a multitude of things, and my Savior.

God bless each and every one of you. Please know, I am praying for you tonight!

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