For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory.
— Psalm 149:4 (AMPC)
Consider this verse from Ephesians 3:19: That you may be…a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!
If you never face trials, you will never have to exercise your faith. But even when facing hard times, you shouldn’t dread life. Isaiah 8:13 (AMPC) says, The Lord of hosts — regard Him as holy and honor His holy name [by regarding Him as your only hope of safety], and let Him be your fear and let Him be your dread [lest you offend Him by your fear of man and distrust of Him].
If you dread life and fear people, you are not trusting the Lord to save you. Keep your reverential fear and awe of God; dread displeasing Him, but don’t fear anything else. If God is for you, who can be against you? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37 NIV).
Prayer of the Day: Lord Jesus, thank You for being with me every day and helping me not to dread or fear. I know You are for me, so who can be against me! That’s a great place to start today, amen.