False Evidence Appearing True

Thursday Reflection


15th April 2021

...we've seen this ...

On God I lean...I will not fear.'

.....Psalm 56:4 (AMPC)

David said,

'On God I lean, rely, and
 confidently put my trust;
 I will not fear. What can man,
 who is flesh, do to me?'

And David should know,
because God enabled him to
defeat a lion, a bear, and a giant.

The story is told about the man
who approached a farmhouse and
every few yards he noticed signs
that read, 'Beware of Dog'.
When he finally reached the farmhouse,
he discovered the dog
was a tiny Chihuahua.

'You mean to tell me that little dog
keeps people away?' he asked.
The farmer smiled and said,
'No, but the signs do!'

Fear roars like a lion,
but much of the time when we
confront it, it's just a Chihuahua!

The truth is, we can face anything,
when we know God has promised:

 For I, the Lord your God,
 will hold your right hand,
 Saying to you,
'Fear not, I will help you.'

....(Isaiah 41:13 NKJV).

So instead of fearing the worst,
start believing God for the best.
And we do that by
personalising His promises:

 For I am the LORD your God
 who takes hold of your right hand
 and says to you,
'Do not fear; I will help you'.

....(Isaiah 41:10 NIV).

And we know that in all things
God works for the good
of those who love him,
who have been called
according to his purpose'

....(Romans 8:28).

Don't let fear get the upper hand;
Instead of giving in to it,
we have to stand on the Word of God
and believe He's going to
bring us through our circumstances
and make us stronger.

It may be interesting to watch,
or just listen to a song
'Be brave, be strong,'
via the link shown below.