We live in a present world where there is a lot of fear.
There are those who fear contracting this Coronavirus, which seems to be spreading more rapidly, and how it might affect them physically. There are those who fear the long-term financial impact that this virus will have. There are those who fear that there will be a major impact on their child’s education opportunities as a result of this virus. There are those who fear a future divided country and what the results will look like. There are those who fear the loss of personal liberties or a future filled with injustice. Then there are those who have a fear of death itself.
The Psalmist writes to us a reassurance that if we serve God and fully put our trust in Him, then we don’t have to be afraid. He says in Psalm 27:1 these words of encouragement and hope: “The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?”
We don’t always know what the future holds, but we can know the one who holds the future.
Our God is in control and we can get up every morning and to bed every night knowing that this fact will never change. Whatever we go through in this life, He will be there with us encouraging and comforting us. Even when it comes our time to die, we can have peace and joy because our God has promised us an eternity in heaven, which cannot be compared to anything in this life.
Yes, there are those who might have a reason to fear, those who do not know God through His Son Jesus Christ, those who don’t experience God’s presence nor have this hope of eternal life. The greatest news, which is rare these days, is that God desires to come into your life and take away all fear. He offers each one of us forgiveness, peace and eternal life. All we have to do is admit we need Him and ask Him to come into our lives.