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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.” (Psalms 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.

fear_350It’s not that the things that scare us don’t matter. Many of them are real. The world is a dangerous place. 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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