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Psalm 27: What are You Afraid Of?

Psychologists tell us that we are born with only two fears: loud noises and the fear of falling.

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Life Lesson 1: Fear or Trust?

  • Fear is always a choice.

My greatest fear can be God's greatest opportunity!

See what David did in 1 Sam.17

Let God be the "who"; he can show us the "how".

"This isn't about me and my fear, but there is something bigger at stake here."

Life Lesson 2: If I have to have control, I will always be fearful

Just because I am no longer in control does not mean that God is no longer in control!

  • God has given me responsibility-he has not given me control.

See God's promise in Romans 8:34-39

Life Lesson 3: The answer to fear is to build my confidence in God!

A mistake we often make is we focus on the things that we fear. While that might seem like a good idea, it just doesn't work.

Instead, if I focus on God's love and care for me-like David did-I can find victory over fear!

"One thing I ask of the Lord,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple." 27:4

It's not that life isn't scary, difficult or stressful-but it is that God's love and care are greater.

  • Only when I am more certain of God's love and care for me than I am certain of the things that I fear-only then can I win over fear!
  • So, the question we should ask ourselves & each other is: NOT "what are you afraid of?" BUT "How confident are you in God's love and care for you?"

Let's memorize Psalm 27:1 together