I am learning to LISTEN to the LORD’s promises instead of drowning them out with the voice of my fears. Last night the Lord spoke peace to my heart while reading Psalm 11. The following is a personal paraphrase taken from this Psalm.
“In the LORD I take refuge.
How can you say to my soul,
‘Flee like a bird to this fortress or that
because of your deep fears and the attacks from the enemy.
All these things that you know now — your living situation, your job, the comfort of Greeley, leading Bible study, going to Thirst, close friendships — if all these things of comfort are removed or destroyed, what will you do?’
How can you say this to me when the LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD’s throne is in heaven; His eyes see, His eyelids test, the children of man! The LORD will punish the wicked, but the righteous shall see His face and dwell in His presence forever!”
How can we fear when we know and believe that God is on His throne in heaven and controls every detail of our lives? Instead of giving in to fears and Satan’s lies, LISTEN to the promises of our LORD!
“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14)
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)
“For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.” (Psalm 107:9)
“Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.” (Psalm 34:9-10)
“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)