“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.” Psalm 46:1-2
In times of trouble our natural tendency is to fear. When the bank says no money, when the doctor says you won’t get better, when the fire or the tornado or whatever takes your home what do you do? For most folks such times bring fear and anger, yet the writer of this psalm says “we will not fear.”
Since fear comes naturally I am looking at this verse and thinking about how to apply it. Here is what I am thinking. Sometimes you have to tell yourself what to do. That may well be where scripture memory comes in. When fear wants to take over repeat these words out loud. Is the LORD your strength, your right there with you help in the struggle? According to our text yes he is. Recite these words and keep telling yourself “I will not fear” until you can move on. Does anyone else see this as how to apply this?
See we are indeed human. The emotion we know as fear does come upon us. Show me a person who says he is never afraid and likely he isn’t honest. We all face fear. So the issue is not about never being afraid. It is about overcoming fear with faith. Are you an over comer?