“He reached down from heaven and took hold of me; He pulled me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.”
Fear speaks. We listen. It drums away at our heart until we find ourselves moving to its rhythm of panic and unrest in our soul.
And with each beat, something becomes bigger than God to us. Deep waters become too deep. Our powerful enemy become too powerful. Difficult circumstances turn into too difficult. Pain becomes too painful.
Fear does not remind us that God is greater. Than what? Everything.
So today, I will remind my fear…
My God is on His throne and I am under His care. He created the heavens and the earth and He created me. He knows my every move, my every thought and my every need. My Father is good and all that He does is good. He is for me and not against me because I am His. This earth is not my home and it has nothing for me. My life belongs to Him and my eternal destiny is to be with Him.
My Savior is Jesus. No one else. My hope is in Him and Him alone. He is my deliverer and He alone sustains my life. No good thing does He withhold from me, and there is absolutely nothing that can separate me from His love. He is my shield, my shelter, my provision and my strength…now and until the end. He will cause all things, all things, to conform to His will and to work for my good, because I love Him.
He provides, He heals, He rescues, He saves. He sends and He calls and He remains with me. My life and my times are in His hands. He is perfect and His word is true and His faithfulness cannot be measured.
Mountains melt and the seas obey and the sun rises and nations fall because He is in control of His creation and His power is unmatched.
The waters are not too deep. The enemy is not too powerful. My pain is not too painful. There is nothing in my life that is too anything for my God.
My rags have become robes, my sin replaced with righteousness. His death has become my life and His hope anchors my soul. My weakness is great but His mercy is greater.
He is my God. He is great and He is powerful. He alone is God and there is none beside Him. Nothing is His equal.
Beloved, let us not allow fear to make anything bigger than God. Today, may we fear God. Nothing else.