Reasons Why NOT to FEAR (Part 7)

by Rick

Today I will continue my current series entitled, REASONS WHY NOT TO FEAR!  Reason #7: Our God is BIGGER than ANYTHING!  This is what I want you to meditate on today.  God is still God!

So what does this mean for you today?  A few things.

1.  When I think about the fact that my God is the only true God, and that He is BIGGER than anything, I realize I have NOTHING to fear!

David said: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1 NKJV)

Yesterday we learned that fear is a choice, just like faith is a choice.  David chose what he gave his attention to. He chose to meditate and medicate on God’s goodness.  

When David thought about the fact that God — the only true God; the only living God; the God who sits on the circle of the earth; the God who rules and reigns forever — was both his light and his salvation, he had to ask himself a question.  He said, “Whom shall I fear?”  That’s a good question.

David went on to think about the fact that God was strength.  This means that David realized he was not a self-made man. He knew he was an unknown shepherd boy when the prophet arrived at his home unannounced to anoint him to be the next king of Israel.  David knew God made plans for him before the world began. David knew he was simply was out God’s purpose. David knew God was ON him, WITH him, and FOR him! David knew that everything he had and all his strength came from God.  Considering all of this, David asked himself another question. He asked, “Of whom shall I be afraid?”  This is the question I am asking you to ask yourself this morning.

If you truly believe that God is your God, that He is your light, that He is your salvation, and that He is the strength of your life, then what do you have to be afraid of?  God is BIGGER than anything! You have NOTHING to fear!  

2.  When you develop an intimate relationship with God, He is able to deliver you from ALL OF YOUR FEARS!

Let’s look at what David said in Psalm 34.

(v.1)  I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.  

David said, “I will.”  To bless or not to bless the Lord is an act of your will.  This means that it is a decision. It is a choice you make.  You can choose to bless the Lord, just as easily as you can choose not to.  This is important, because it is also your choice whether or not you operate in faith or fear.

If you will your will to bless the Lord AT ALL TIMES, even now, then you will not be moved by what is going on in this world.  But if you allow the changes in the world to strip you of your praise, you will live an unstable life, because the world is always changing.  The challenge we face today is Coronavirus. Tomorrow it will be something else. But no matter what is going on, you can say, “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth!”  When you say that, you are saying, “I will never all the devil to steal my PRAISE!  

(v.2)  My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.  

Your soul is comprised of your mind (your thinker), emotions (your feeler), and will (your chooser).  David determined that his soul would make her boast in the Lord. This means that he was determined to boast of the goodness of God in such a way that others would hear about it and it would make them glad as well.  If I followed you around all day, especially now, would I hear things that would make me glad or sad? Would I hear things that would feed my faith or my fear? What is your soul saying about what is going on inside of you?  Remember, your words are an external announcement of the internal condition of your heart!  What are your words saying about your heart in this season?  Are you boasting in the LORD, or are you repeating what the world is saying about COVID-19?  

(v.3)  O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.  

David had problems like everyone else, but David chose to magnify the Lord, not his problems.  When you choose to magnify your God above your problems, your problems seem to dwindle in comparison and you are better equipped to face them.  However, if you choose to magnify your problems above your God, then fear will grip your heart and your prayers, and your life will be ineffective.

You have a choice.  You can magnify God or you can magnify problems.  Whichever you magnify will become the biggest thing in your life.  So choose wisely!

(v.4)  I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.  

David said that by seeking the Lord he was able to be delivered from “all” his fears.  If God delivered David from “all” his fears, then how many fears does that leave?  Here’s the answer: NONE!  David said that His relationship with God was able to get him to a fear-free state.  In other words, David was able to get to the point where fear had no power over him. Guess what?  What God did for David He can do for you! You can get to that same stage, and if you do, your fearless life will be a life that glorifies God on this planet!

David’s emphasis on God and His relationship with God as the LORD of his life resulted in his deliverance from “all” fear.  God does not play favorites.  God is ready, willing, and able to do the same for you.  But you must choose to focus on the right things. Your focus can either feed your faith and starve your fear, or it can do the opposite.  The choice is yours!

That’s enough for today.

Declaration of Faith

Father, I will my will to bless You at all times.  I declare that Your praises shall continually be in my mouth.  I will never allow the devil to steal my praise! I will my will to worship You!  I force my soul to make her boast in You! And I declare that my praise is contagious.  Others start to praise You because of the continual praise that comes from my lips. I will seek You daily with an attitude of praise and as I do, You to deliver me from all my fears.  Fear has no power over me. My God is BIGGER than my problems. My God is BIGGER than anything! I choose to focus on You and how BIG You are Father. Therefore, I am able to live a FEARLESS life!  I declare this by faith! In Jesus’ name. Amen!

This is Today’s Word.  Apply it and prosper!

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