Going through the MHC 1, we are reminded of the following:
He that by faith chooses God for his protector, shall find all in him that he needs or can desire. And those who have found the comfort of making the Lord their refuge, cannot but desire that others may do so.
The spiritual life is protected by Divine grace from the temptations of Satan, which are as the snares of the fowler, and from the contagion of sin, which is a noisome pestilence. Great security is promised to believers in the midst of danger.
Wisdom shall keep them from being afraid without cause, and faith shall keep them from being unduly afraid.
Whatever is done, our heavenly Father’s will is done; and we have no reason to fear. God’s people shall see, not only God’s promises fulfilled, but his threatenings.
Then let sinners come unto the Lord upon his mercy-seat, through the Redeemer’s name; and encourage others to trust in him also. (Ps 91:9-16)
That has been a re-occurring theme in this bible study is about not being afraid….Easier to said then do, isn’t it, yet in 91:2, we are told
Life can get crazy, yet doesn’t it always. No matter how carefully we plan, how safe we think we are playing it, the truth is, that life is filled with the unknown, and there are not only things out of our control, but a lot of times…how often is our fears, really more what we think is there, than what there really is….that’s when we need to choose to trust in Him.
We are reminded…trusting the Lord is a choice; A choice that we can freely make to accept or reject. If we are going to make the choice to accept our Father in Heaven as our Father, as our protector and our guide….we need to work on building that trust.
Yet….I won’t lie to you, that’s , easier said then done. There are the nights of worry and doubt, and the nights of just being at a lost for words, but there is also those nights of just having to remember, that if we believe in what we say we believe, we have to include that part of trusting our Father in Heaven, includes….trusting Him in everything.
While working on the study of of Psalm 91, what strucked me is how simple the message was throughout this short study…Just trust God.
I choose to trust Him, even in the times of frustration and even in the times when its hard not to just be completely awestruck by all that God is and will always be, and in the process….feeling humbled by those moments of feeling fear and feeling like a child.
When you read the words from Psalm 91:2, what does it mean to you?
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