You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, Psalm 91:5
Fear is something that is prevalent in society today. People fear many different things, from spiders heights, to being robbed, to cancer and death. This feeling comes from the unknown, not knowing what is coming next.
The media plays upon people’s fears. Look at all the horror movies that bring out a fear factor in the mind’s of people. Something is seen on the big screen, and then it is believed that it could actually happen in real life.
Many fears begin in the night with nightmares. During the night it is dark. A person cannot see very far in the dark, making what is ahead unseen and unknown. This causes people to fear.
The other fears are what people can do during the day. People fear the attacks of other people. These attacks can be physical or emotional attacks. Fear of what people say or might say is common among many people. The words can strike fear into the heart like an arrow shooting from a bow as it hits the target.
Believers are people who are trusting in God. The author of this psalm says that the believer in God does not need to fear anything in the night or during the day.
You must put all of your trust in God. God is the only one who can see the future since He is already there. Nothing in this world can happen without God’s approval. Everything that happens in your life has to go through the approval of God, regardless of whether it is something good or bad.
Never ever forget that God works all things for your benefit. This is means all the good things that happen, as well as all the bad things that may happen. All of them God will work out for your good, if you allow Him too.
As you keep this in mind, you will no longer have to fear anything day or night. God is on your side and will bring you through the valley of the shadow of death to keep you alive for Him. In the end you will step into heaven to live forever with Him.
What do you fear today? Give it to God and do not fear any longer.
I pray today that you will know the peace God gives; that you will trust God with all of your life; that God will remove all fear from your heart; and that you will know God’s protection in your life.