Facing Evil With God
“I will fear no evil for You are with me.”
The Lord is constantly reminding His children that He will not leave them. The reason the command “do not be afraid” is possible is because He is with us. Although often we fear the valley we walk through, the storm around us, or the evil upon us, God reminds us that He is our Shepherd-- our strength, peace, and guide. When the evil we face seems too great, we have to remember that we are not alone.
How can we fear when the God of all is beside us?
Many times when we face evil, it is not the evil that overtakes us, but the fear. Fear is powerful. Fear steals our faith if we do not know in our hearts who holds us. If we are not aware of our Shepherd bedside, before, and behind us, we lose our ground. There will be times when we feel like we are in the valley, but it is vital for us to remember we face it with the King of Kings.
“The Lord is the one who will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.”
Is fear your master? Or is the Lord your shepherd?
We have to understand that fear has no hold on us. Neither will evil overtake us. We are His, and He is Lord of all.
“God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas,”
Our God is facing evil, suffering, and the darkest of valleys with us, therefore we will not be afraid.
“The Lord of Armies is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah”