The Answer to Fear

Read Psalms 34:1 through 38:22

Fear plagues most of us to one degree or another. There is healthy fear, of course, a fear of things that could cause us harm. Most of our fears, however, are irrational. People are afraid of many things—other people, being alone, high places, closed-in places, germs, dogs, even water. You name it, and there is probably someone who is afraid of it. Overcoming these fears is a major challenge. Sometimes it helps to track the source of the fear and acknowledge its irrational nature. The real solution is to realize that we are safe because of God’s love and protection over us.

I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears (Psalm 34:4).

As Christians seek the Lord and draw close to Him, we come to understand that He is with us all the time. No matter what situation we find ourselves in, God is there too. God promises to give His people peace. He is the answer to fear.

Challenge for Today:

The next time fear creeps in, spend time with the Lord, listen to His voice, and receive His peace.

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