Saturday, January 31, 2015

What Causes You to Fear?

When I used to struggle with chronic anxiety, Psalm 27 was one of my favorites.

Although I no longer struggle with overwhelming fear, I do struggle with anxiety more than I’d like to admit – especially when it comes to my husband or children’s wellbeing. I often worry about their safety or about the choices they make. In addition, my anxiety goes up a bit when facing new challenges, at work and home.

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However, as we spend time in God’s Word, we grow in our awareness of God’s almighty strength, His ability to guide us, and His desire to protect us (and those we love).

For the next several weeks, we will memorize and/or meditate on (while applying) several verses in Psalm 27, one verse per week.

Psalm 27:1 (NIV)
The LORD is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid? 

Psalm 27 (NLT) / for meditation purposes
The LORD is my light and my salvation—
    so why should I be afraid?
The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
    so why should I tremble?

What about you?
  • How can we apply this verse to our lives today?
  • Who or what causes you to fear?

Father, You know everything that scares us, whether it’s our fear of letting someone down at work or home or the crazy out-of-control world events going on. Lord, help us to grow in our awareness of how strong – and near – You are for us and for those we love!

Would you like to discuss this further? If so leave a comment or email me (see About tab for my email address).

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  1. A complement to Psalm 27 is one of my favorites, Psalm 23. Psalms 27 and 23 tell us we need not fear life's circumstances because the Lord is always with us along the pathway of our lives. Bert

    1. Hi, Hon. Nice to see you on the blog again!
      Thank you for your comment. I am so glad we have such a strong, able -- and very loving Father!
      And I'm also thankful for you, Bert. Thanks again for stopping by.


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