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Fear v. God: Safe and Strong

by in Soul Food

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1)

When you're 18, you might laugh at what used to terrify you when you were 8. And by the time you turn 28, the fears of your 18-year-old self might seem kind of silly, too. What doesn't change is that there is always something to be afraid of or worried about.

It's not that the things that scare us don't matter. Many of them are real. The world is a dangerous place with lots of things that go wrong all of them time. But there's another thing that doesn't change no matter how old we get: God is bigger than everything that scares us.

That's what we're going to study from Psalm 46 this week. God is our safe place -- the refuge in which we're untouchable. He's our strength -- stronger than any danger -- and he's ready to help in every moment.

To belong to a God like that should make our fear less powerful. Does it? Come back tomorrow.

Think: In the battle between faith in a huge God and fear of terrible things, which one usually wins in your heart? What kinds of things do you do to help or hurt either side?

Pray: Thank God that He is your refuge, your strength, and your ever-present help in trouble.

Do: Make a quick list of your top 3 current fears and write next to each of them, "God is bigger."

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