Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass,
(The Lord has just promised us that He will rescue us,
that He will return us to our home in Him, and that He will comfort us.
With such support from such a God, how can we ever stoop
to the foolishness of fearing men and the situations springing from them.
No matter the most powerful of man, we are all as fragile and short-lived
as the grass that withers and dies away.)
that you forget the Lord your Maker, Who stretches out the heavens
and Who lays the foundations of the earth,
(This God Who has chosen to covenant with us,
Who has chosen to fellowship with us,
Who has chosen to make His dwelling place in us,
is a God Whose power, try as we might,
is beyond any human comprehension.)
that you live in constant terror every day
because of the wrath of the oppressor,
who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor?
(Yet, even knowing this about the Lord God Almighty
Who has saved and redeemed us,
how often do we yield to fear, how often do we yield to the trap
of standing in agreement with the lies of the enemy.
Any time we sink into fear, we are actually agreeing
with the very enemy of our souls,
an enemy who is a liar and the father of lies
and whose sole purpose is to destroy us.
The Lord tells us here that no matter how powerful the situation seems,
no matter how daunting the circumstances,
no matter how impossible seems the attack,
the oppressor is of absolutely no account and has no power over us.
Today, we do not stand on the limited view
of the world and of the situations that we face
that may inform our human perspective.
Rather, we stand on the firm foundation of God's love and provision for us!)May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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