Don’t be Afraid
Scripture: Psalm 34:10
The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Fear is the opposite of what David is describing in our scripture for today. David is teaching us to seek the Lord… to seek His direction and ways. I believe David would say to anyone who is feeling fearful in their walk with God, that it is wasted energy. Those who want God’s guidance, who seek after the Lords’ direction, will lack nothing good! For me, that is a powerful motivator to seek God and His directing hand every day of my life. I don’t want to miss out on the good God intends for me.
If you are facing a critical decision in your life, and you are truly wanting God’s direction, I have good news: You will get it right! Yes, you will make the right decision or God will make your decision right! As long as you are walking with God with all the honesty and integrity that you know how – hiding no sins – this promise is yours. I am not perfect or infallible so I will make a few bad decisions along the way. God makes me a promise – if I continually seek Him, He is willing and able to step into those “bad decisions” and make them turn out good! Read God’s promise for this in the book of Romans, chapter 8, verse 28.
Both today’s scripture and Romans 8:28 should destroy all our fears of missing God’s best for the decisions of our lives. “Do not be afraid” is an often-repeated phrase in the Bible. There is a reason for that…God knows we truly have nothing to fear. We don’t even need to fear our own inabilities or mistakes. God has us covered.
Father, the Bible’s promises produce the praise I feel in my heart for you! Thank you for your goodness and mercy. I reject fear in Jesus’ Name, amen.