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Fear

Something frightened me today. Nothing unusual in that I hear you say, but it got at me.  It upset what passed for routine, left a black mark in my mind, and wore me down.  This led on to bad attitudes with other, unrelated, happenings and brought out the worst in me.

Later, when praying from the pit of despair, a place I know all too well, Psalm 27 came to mind.  I could not recall the words, and wondered if this was just me.  I read :-

The LORD is my light and my salvation—
       whom shall I fear?
       The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
       of whom shall I be afraid?

 2 When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.

 3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.

I was glad of this!

Once again the protective love of God hung around.  Once again he looked at this spoiled brat and wept at the unbelief and stupidity.  Once again he offered a wise word, possibly while sighing deeply.  God is said to have ‘patience’ at one place, when looking up the word we discovered it is actually,’Long suffering.’  How I make him suffer!

Thank you Jesus……..again.

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