Posts Tagged ‘Whom shall I fear’

Do NOT Be Discouraged

October 26, 2013

Deuteronomy 31:8The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Do NOT be discouraged or afraid
The Lord Himself goes before to prepare the Way
He hems you in
He both precedes and follows you
He is both your vanguard and rearguard 
-Ps139:5;Is52:12
He is right there with you
He has laid His hand upon you
NEVER will He leave or forsake you!

The LORD is my light and my salvation{deliverance}—whom shall I fear? The Lord protects my life!—of whom shall I be afraid? -Ps27:1

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Rely on the Lord! Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.
Rely on the Lord!
-Ps27:13-14

Word Study.From NetBible Dt 31:8

  • leave[07503] = fail, forsake, withdraw{His presence}
    *from [07495] = to heal, cure, mend repair, make whole
  • forsake[05800] = depart from, desert, abandon, loose{let go of}
  • discouraged[02865] = afraid, terrified, broken, shattered

From NetBible Ps 139:5

  • hem[06696] = enclose, beset, hedge

From NetBible Ps 27:1,13-14

  • *The psalmist is confident of the Lord’s protection & asks for vindication.
    *“the Lord [is] my light and my deliverance.” “Light” is often used as a metaphor for deliverance and the life/blessings it brings. See Pss 37:6; 97:11; 112:4Isa 49:6; 51:4Mic 7:8.
    *Another option is that “light” refers here to divine guidance(see Ps 43:3) – Divine deliverance will in turn demonstrate the Lord’s faithfulness to His people.
  • rely[06960] = to wait, look eagerly for, hope, expect

The Lord Himself encloses and protects you
His divine presence preserves{heals, makes whole} 
His light, His divine guidance and deliverance
Demonstrate His faithfulness to His people
Great is His faithfulness!
Rely on the Lord!
Do NOT be discouraged!

Related:
NEVER Give Up! {You are my all in all}
Cast Your Burden

The Lord Equips

March 22, 2013

The Lord equips those He calls!

For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). -2Pe1:3 AMP

When you are weak, His power and strength are shown most effective

But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me! -2Co12:9 AMP

When you feel like you are losing your mind, His power and love provide calm self-control.

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. -2Ti1:7 AMP

The Lord wants to use you
Trust Him to equip you to do what you can do
AND He will do the rest!

Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you] -1Th5:24

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Lord remind me that whatever You have called me to do or face today, that You are faithful to give me Your power in my weakness. When I feel inadequate, help me to do what I can and rely on Your strength and power to do the rest. Open my eyes to see Your mighty hand keeping me as I trust in You. I pray in Your name, my Lord Jesus Christ.

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Blessed be the Lord my ROCK who equips me for battle–whom shall I fear? -Ps144:1,18:1-2,27:1
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What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
-Ro8:31

Related:
Trust the Lord to Equip{prayer}