April 6

Written by Bill Grandi on April 6th, 2020

As I was reading during my Quiet Time this morning, I ran across these words in Psalm 18:

For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?-the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the height…You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great. (18:31-33, 35)

It is a normal reaction, I think, when things get tough to hunker down. To close ranks. To set up a self-enclosed bunker. There could be various reasons for that. Fear of the enemy. Fear of showing weakness. Sort of like self-preservation mode. Fear of engagement.

There are several passages during the last week of Jesus where He talks or shows the value of faith. He speaks of telling a mountain to be moved and it will. He speaks and a fig tree withers. Then He tells His followers they have that same ability if they have faith.

We really have nothing to fear. When all things seem to be against us, God is for us. David expressed it in Psalm 18. Jesus expressed it often. When things seem to be against us, let’s sing the song of God’s faithfulness.

“Father, all that is Yours is mine. Your power is at my disposal. You set me on a solid rock and secure me on the heights. Help me to be a singer of your faithfulness as David was.”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Oh, yes, LORD. Amen!

  2. Ryan S. says:

    A Christ follower really has nothing to fear. I see life as a tight-rope. We try to live a life of balance as we walk the line, most of the time, we make it to the other side. There are times, however, when life sends a gust of wind and blows us off balance. In Christ, we always, ALWAYS… Have a safety net to catch us. Nothing to fear.

  3. Maybe, we are going through these troubling times to make us reflect on the faith we do have in the Lord. How strong is it? Are we really trusting that He has everything in His hands?
    Great reflection, Bill!

  4. floyd says:

    I love the heart of David. It’s easy to see why God blessed him so abundantly… but even he had struggles. Which God planned to guide us in ours…