Why would we fear! He is near! He is close by. His hand outstretched to meet our every need. In our families. In our communities. In America. He is here!
“Yahweh is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace near the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where he restores and revives my life.
He opens before me the right path and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to his name. Even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! Your authority is my strength and my peace.
The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near. You become my delicious feast even when my enemies dare to fight. You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit; you give me all I can drink of you until my cup overflows.
So why would I fear the future? Only goodness and tender love pursue me all the days of my life. Then afterward, when my life is through, I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!” Psalms 23:1-6
So why would we fear. Why should we doubt. Why should we fret. The LORD is what we need. We will rest in the LORD. We will delight in his Word. We will take refuge under the shadow of the Almighty. We shall not fear! We shall not lack! We shall overcome!
In Jesus name. Amen and amen.