Therefore I Will Not Fear

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God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging….
The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Psalm 46:1-3, 11

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God is my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore I will not fear,

though tears fall down my face as I read an invitation to the baby shower for my sister and brother-in-law that I won’t be able to attend,

though the future holds many possibilities and uncertainties,

though my friends’ hearts are breaking,

though I can read an article in Chinese but can’t always understand my neighbors in the elevator,

though I may never get married,

though I live with ongoing stressors.

Even though these fears sometimes threaten to overwhelm me,

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is with me.

I do not need to be afraid,

because I trust in a loving and almighty God.

I trust in a God who took on human flesh, lived, died, and rose again,

a God who knows what it is to face trouble and be afraid.

I trust that my only comfort—in life or in death—is that I belong to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ (Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1).

And so I walk in your promise:

Be not afraid, where you go I am with you.”

Linking up at Velvet Ashes: The Grove on the topic of trust.

2 Responses

  1. Patty Stallings

    Beautiful, Ruth! Thank you for sharing this with the Velvet Ashes community!

  2. Beth H.G.

    This is beautiful. He is ever trustworthy. Amen.

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