Sometimes, I struggle with irrational fears – What if my husband gets in a car accident on the way home today? Is my stomachache a tumor? Was that creaky noise in the living room a serial rapist?
The enemy of my soul loves to agitate my mind. His delight is creating disruption and desolation. I know my Creator, God, is not the author of fear, so why do I give in to anxiety when my Father longs to fill me with His peace?
I was reminded of this when I read an online news article about the aftermath in Haiti. Apparently, engineers have inspected several Haitian homes and declared them safe dwellings, but the earthquake victims choose to continue living on the street in tents.
They have resigned themselves to living their lives in a perpetual state of unrest. What a picture of me when I walk in fear instead of faith! God has offered me His shelter, a firm foundation against any attack. By accepting the invitation to abide in His care, I am safe.
He walls me in His fortress and fights my battles for me. But, I must choose to dwell in His presence rather than becoming paralyzed by dread.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”
-Psalm 91:1-2 (NKJV)
“Father, help me to rest secure in You trusting that You surround me and my family with Your presence, power, and protection. Thank You for the indwelling of Your Holy Spirit who comforts, guides, and surrounds me so that I need not fear when…”