“Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.”
There are so many things to be afraid of. The dark, spiders, heights or one of mine: wolves. While driving home from a youth function one evening, a Coyote crossed in front on me on the highway and my heart skipped a beat. It took a moment for my nerves to settle and convince myself that the Wolf was gone, and he couldn’t get me in my car. Unreasonable? Yes. But in that moment, I felt such tremendous fear.
The enemy uses fear as one of his greatest weapons. Have you ever felt completely terrified of something that has never happened, and most likely never would? I have. After I had my daughter, I would lie awake at night running through scenario after scenario of everything bad that could happen to her. I was losing sleep, and my mind was always consumed with terror. I finally came to my senses one day when I realized fear was controlling my every thought and decision, and I was not supposed to be living this way.
These scriptures tell us not to be afraid of anything, for these evils will not touch you. We are protected by the blood that Christ shed on Calvary. I am so thankful that in moments of fear I can read the inspired word of God and be assured that fear has no control over me, because He is my Protector.
I am thankful that you are my Protector God. You hold me safe in the palm of Your hand, and I will rest there. Calm any anxiety and worry that I may struggle with today, and lead and guide me today.