Whom Shall I Fear?
Hi All! I hope this post finds you at the starting gate of a long weekend! I'm excited to have the opportunity for a quiet, reflective holiday. I have no big plans other than to spend quality time with my husband and kids, remembering the price that was paid for our salvation.
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I've been meditating on Psalm 37 for the last several weeks and it has been giving me everything I need. Seriously. The entire chapter is just overflowing with soul-quenching encouragement. Anyway, I was reading it again when I suddenly had the urge to switch from the NIV translation to the Amplified (Note: the Holy Bible App makes it easy to search for verses, jump between translations and bookmark favorites. Did I mention it's FREE?).
This passage, the one that I already loved so much, became even more precious to me because it spoke directly to had bruised and battered my heart today. The words were precisely what I was hungering for in my spirit. It was such a gentle, yet poignant reminder that yes, God is the source of all goodness, and yes, He is walking with us, ordering our steps, protecting us, and clearing the path for our redemption. With assurances like that, whom—or what— shall I fear?
Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
Psalm 37:3-4 AMP
Happy Easter! He is risen!