Verse of the day.
So we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me.
Something immediately becomes clear as we look at this verse – boldness. This bold declaration of trust was not of a forced display neither was it born of ignorance. It arose from an assured position evident in the preceding verse: “for He has said; I will never leave nor forsake you.”
God has said it.
When God speaks, He desires our confidence in His Word. He desires to see us stand firmly upon the things He has spoken, to own those words as our Light and Life. His word is not passive, leaves no room for trial-and-error but rather calls for boldness and an active engagement.
The Lord is my helper; I will not fear
God is ever on our side. He doesn’t shout instructions from the sidelines, neither does just cheer us on from afar. In addition to being the leader, God is a member of our team; He gets on the field with us, He joins us in the excitement and rigor of the match until victory is won.
Fear thrives in loneliness, it finds expression the moment we convince ourselves that we are alone. Knowing God never leaves us alone, but walks and works with us, keeps us in perfect peace.
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However, our boldness in Living out His Life rises from our knowledge of God, for we can only trust the One we know.
The verse of the day declares God as “The Lord,” because there is a knowing of God as Lord. Knowing God as Lord, highly positioned, fills the heart with confidence.
With an increase in our knowledge of God, grace and peace are multiplied to us (2 Peter 1:2). We don’t strive for these; they are easily made available for us in His utterances; When He speaks, our hearts leap at the familiarity and sound of His voice.
What can man do to me
The struggle of seeking human approval is something we all have to deal with on different levels. Jesus was so rested in God that even in the face of death, He boldly told Pilate, “You could have no power at all against me unless it had been given to you from above.” (John 19:11). What trust!
God desires our arrival at a place of complete rest in Him. This ensures our faith and unwavering approach to the things He says to us, not minding what others – and even our flesh – think or do.
God is infinitely worthy of our trust; He is not confused or unsure of His word, and we must, therefore, trust, declare and live by His word with boldness.
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You are my Lord and Helper. I boldly trust in You and confidently declare Your Word as You instruct.
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