Psalm 64:1 NKJV
1 Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation;
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
Psalm 64:1 NIV
1 Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint;
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
Psalm 64 [The Message]
A David Psalm
1 Listen and help, O God. I'm reduced to a whine and a whimper, obsessed with feelings of doomsday. 2-6 Don't let them find me— the conspirators out to get me, using their tongues as weapons, flinging poison words, poison-tipped arrow-words. They shoot from ambush,
shoot without warning,
not caring who they hit.
They keep fit doing calisthenics
of evil purpose,
They keep lists of the traps
they've secretly set.
They say to each other,
"No one can catch us,
no one can detect our perfect crime."
The Detective detects the mystery
in the dark of the cellar heart.
7-8 The God of the Arrow shoots!
They double up in pain,
Fall flat on their faces
in full view of the grinning crowd.
9-10 Everyone sees it. God's
work is the talk of the town.
Be glad, good people! Fly to God!
Good-hearted people, make praise your habit.
The Bible tells us to 'beware' and 'to be on guard' against the schemes of the enemy - but never are we to 'fear with dread' our very lives in any situation or circumstance. Those are hard words to swallow if you are the one in the middle of a [seeming] attack.
How many times has the enemy asked you the "What if..." question?
- "What if ......... he dies?"
- "What if ......... I lose my job?"
- "What if ......... he walks out on me?"
- "What if ......... he takes my kids?"
- "What if ......... I get sick?"
- "What if ......... [___you fill in the blanks___]?"
There is nothing the enemy can do to us without the permission from a Sovereign God.... but often our 'fear' of him and his treats is where we fall short in trusting the God who has already given us the victory.
When those challenges come today or next week or next month [and they will] ask yourself the same question, "What if...?" but instead of being paralyzed by the dreaded answers , [which is where the enemy wants to take you] follow.... your own answer to the finish line? And when you come to the end of it, say to yourself, "Then what.....?"
Usually you will find a phrase like one of these.........
"Then GOD did...!"
IF our hearts are fully engaged in trusting God's Heart, then these 'fears' can be 'put to death' when they are smashed in the palms of His Almighty Hands!
Will we let go of the 'grip of fear'... and let God Himself quiet the 'roar' to a mere growl?
JESUS ONLY in 2010