After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1
People are constantly looking for protection and rewards. Out of fear many will purchase guns and security systems to protect themselves and their homes. Then, in order to pay for everything and be able to have their own desires, they will purchase lottery tickets to attempt to get a great reward.
Despite all the protection, very few feel very safe and no matter how much money they have, it is never enough.
Right after saving Lot from some enemies, God comes to Abram and tells him not to be afraid. God would be his shield and reward.
Fear is one thing that is very rampant among people all over the world. Many fear a lot of the same things, while at the same time fearing very different things. Most of the fear is from the unknown that is ahead of them.
Since people fear so much, they want to have more reward to be able to combat or coverup their fears. If enough money is made, they can party, causing them to forget the fears. They can also purchase what is believed to be good protection against the enemy or what can go wrong.
While a lot of this works in the short term, it is only temporary and will eventually fail.
The believer is to not be afraid, because He is trusting in God, who is in control and is eternal. God will never allow anything to harm a person in a way that will damage him eternally, unless the person stops trusting God and turns to the world. As the believer trusts in God, he will inherit eternal life, a greater reward than ever be earned or given on this earth.
Let go of your fears of the unknown that may be in front of you. Put all of your focus upon trusting God with your whole life.
God is there for you, loves you and will protect you from any eternal harm. You may physically hurt in this life, but in the end, you will have a perfect body and live for eternity with no pain or harm as you trust Jesus for your salvation, protection and reward.
What greater reward and protection can you get than this?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will choose to not be afraid, but to trust God; that you will know the reward you have in Jesus; and that you will know God will protect you from any eternal harm.