18 Mar Don’t Live in Fear – 3/18/21
Psalm 112 –
“Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor. The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish!“
My grandmother recently went to be with the Lord. She tested positive for COVID and about 3 weeks later she passed. My daily prayer was for her to be healed, but God had a different plan. He revealed a few things to my wife and I during that time, about how we should be praying. Sometimes, we may think our plans are what we need and we forget that everything God does has a purpose; that He is gracious, merciful, and righteous. So, this leads us to verse 4 – we can’t see the light unless we are following Jesus. Our prayers turned from sadness to gratitude. And we think of His promise: that she is home now, with Him, FOREVER safe! God will always prevail so we must not live in fear, rather, we must believe and trust in His promises.
Lord, thank you for always providing me what I need, when I need it. You are so wonderful! Please, Lord, reveal yourself to those who don’t believe so that they may know that with you there is light; that they do not have to live in fear. With you there is hope! I trust you in everything you do in my life. I need your help to see your light in my dark moments. Jesus, you are my only light! In your name, Amen.