The older I get the more I realize that often it’s not something new I need to learn, but something old that I need to remember. Maybe this ministry should be called “The Remind-able Heart?” 😉
Something I frequently need to be reminded of is not to fear nearly as much as I do. Fear is an ancient problem, experienced from Adam onward. But, it need not immobilize us today. In Psalm 49, we read this…
“Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me—those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?” (Psalm 49:5-6)
The writer then continues to describe the fate of those who trust in themselves, their riches, and their wicked schemes. Trust me, it’s not pretty. Yet, a rotten outcome for others doesn’t relieve us from our fear…there must be something else that the writer knows deep in his heart that allows him to not fear when evil days come.
The beautiful source of his confidence is found just a few verses down, “But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; He will surely take me to Himself.” (v. 15)
Friends, the days ahead may indeed be evil. Wicked, deceptive people may rule the roost for a time. But, they will not have the last say over us – for our God will come to us and receive us unto Himself. He will welcome us to His side; and like the prized possession that we are to Him, He’ll never let us go.
Because we know our eternal destination, we need not fear the short-lived evils of today. –Dave
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