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Powered by 4 - July 22, 2011

  • 2011 Jul 22
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No Need to Fear

today's reading.
Psalms 56   Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me...

think about it.
What challenging situation is the psalmist facing? Where does he place his trust and why? What is challenging your trust in God right now?

the blog.
All of us have experienced fear. Maybe we've even lived in a state of fear for a time. Fear is powerful, and what I've found through personal experience is that fear can be crippling and it can pull us way off track if we're not careful. Living in and with fear is just pretty miserable.

Well, David was afraid and fearful in Psalm 56:1-13, but instead of giving in and allowing his fear to control him and his situation, he turns to God and gives every concern over to Him. "When I am afraid, I put my trust in God" (vs. 3).

So what did David show you about trusting God in all circumstances? Were you encouraged by Psalm 56? How will you draw on this passage the next time fear pushes in on your life? Tami W.

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