Psalm 46:1-3 No Fear, Help Is Here

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God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalm 46:1-3 

Physical storms occur in this life on this earth all the time. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, and more. Each one is large and can be extremely devastating. Most people will fear these storms because of the disaster that they can bring.

There are also non-physical storms that occur in the lives of people all the time. Divorce, violence, loss of health, death, rejections, hatred, and more. Each of these are just as devastating as a physical storm can be. And in the same way, many people fear these storms of life.

The sons of Korah remind the people that God is their refuge and strength and is always there to help. Since God is always there to help, no one has to be afraid in any storm.

When a believer has his eyes and mind focused on God, he begins to know who God is and what God is like. He learns the character of God is love, perfect love. He also learns that God is in control at all times.

Knowing this helps a person realize that nothing can happen that is outside of His will and desire. And God does not allow anything to happen that is not for the best interest of the believer.

In having this knowledge, one can have zero fear in the midst of a storm. There is no storm so big that God cannot bring a person through it. Jesus calmed the storm on the lake with just three simple words. He can do more in the life of a believer.

God is there to help you at all times. He is never so busy that He cannot help you out while you are in a storm.

Get to know God’s great love for you and realize that He is really in control of everything. With knowing these two things, you will have no reason to fear when your world comes crumbling down around you in a hurricane.

There is absolutely no reason to fear, because God’s got this. He is there for you, to build you up, not destroy you.

Hold on to God, trusting Him and see what He can and will do in the storms in your life.

I pray today that you will know the love of God; that you will know God’s presence in your life; that you will know God is there to help you; and that you will trust God in every storm. 

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Joshua 21:45 No Failed Promises

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Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. Joshua 21:45 

Every day millions of promises are made by people all over the world. These promises show up everywhere in life. Some are formal promises, written down in very long legal documents, promising to pay or do something. While many others are informal promises.

The informal promises show up as just a person promising to do something for someone else. It is common to see these promises made by family parents.

At the same time, millions of promises are broken every day. Payments are not made, busyness keeps people from doing things they promised, and life throws a curve ball to ‘excuse’ the person from the promise. Wedding vows to stayed married forever, regardless of what happens are broken daily.

Along with promises to people, there are many promises to God. People promise to follow Him, if He does something, yet they do not. They promise to give up a sin, but turn back with in moments.

Since people are very quick to break promises, many do not believe God’s promises to them. Yet, God is faithful. As the Israelites were settling into the new land, they could say that God had not failed in fulfilling any of His promises to them. Every promise was fulfilled and on time.

God has still not changed. Every promise He makes is or will be fulfilled. Believers can count on His promises. Knowing God’s promises will always be fulfilled can give hope to the believer in any situation he finds himself in. This can remove all fear or doubt in his mind and bring about a supernatural peace.

There is no longer any reason to fear or worry about anything. God has promised to take care of those who are His.

As a believer, you may also trust God’s promises to you. Read through the Bible and see the hundreds of promises God has made. Also take note of how all of them were fulfilled.

God is not like people, in which He will break His promise to you. You no longer have to have any worry or fear in your life. Trust God with everything, and He will be faithful in His word and take care of you, regardless of how things look.

God is in control and is perfect love. He will never break His word to you.

I pray today that you will know the fulfilled promises of God; that you will know you can trust God’s promises to you; that you will see God’s promises being fulfilled in your life; and that you will trust God’s word for you.

Joshua 1:9 No Fear Or Discouragement

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Facing the unknown or large enemies can be very intimidating for most people. Looking into the darkness of the unknown often brings on fear, because a person does not really know what is ahead. Most people will freeze up and not want to move forward. It is unknown, unfamiliar territory.

Very few people want to face an enemy. The larger and more established the enemy is, the more fear people can have. People do not want to be killed or cut down by the enemy.

Along with the fear, can come discouragement. It can be discouraging to face one enemy after another. It may feel or appear as though the end of the enemies will never come, there will never be any success.

As Joshua began to take over as leader of the Israelites after Moses died, God came to him and told him not to be afraid or discouraged. God would be with Joshua wherever he would go.

Although today most people are not going into physical battles against an enemy to take over some land, there are battles in every believers heart that they must go through. Looking forward in the direction God wants a person to go will often appear dark and unknown. God can lead a person to step out into a new ministry in the enemy’s territory to take back what has been stolen.

It can also be discouraging for a person to go through battle after battle in his walk with God. These can be battles to overcome sin, or to fight for what is God’s. Yet, the person does not need to be fearful or discouraged. God is with him.

As a believer, God is also with you. No matter what they battle you are facing or are led in, Jesus is right there with you. Jesus overcame death, so there is nothing that you can face that He cannot help you overcome.

The battles you will go through will not always be easy or fun, but with God, you will win. Do not give up in discouragement or fear for in the end you will gain eternal life. The world cannot take what it did not give you.

Go forward with God and do not fear or be discouraged…God is with you!

I pray today that you will know God’s presence in your life; that you will allow God to remove all fear; that you will trust God to keep you; and that you will have God’s strength and courage in your life.