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The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?

This morning, the Lord reminded me of all the lies that the Devil had been trying to sear into my mind. Then the Spirit of the Lord reminded me that he is greater than the enemy and that no weapons formed against me will prosper if I hold to his unchanging hands. At that moment, I felt such an overwhelming sense of grace and divine protection.

One of the many tools the enemy uses in his warfare against God’s people is fear and misinformation. Many of us fail to take hold of the victory we have in Christ Jesus because we are afraid to confront the enemy. We should not feel ashamed about being afraid. Fear, however, should compel us to trust God and live in the shelter of the Most High through a relationship of loving union with God.

The devil is a master manipulator and deceiver. One of his many names is Satan (Accuser). Many believers are manipulated and seduced by the deceiver to remain in bondage to sin and fear. However, God's word reminds us that we have been set free by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus). Therefore, whom shall we fear!

Has the devil been lying to you about your future, your marriage, your job, your children, your finance, your business, your career, or your ministry? Has he been telling you that you will fail? Do you get overwhelmed and do not think you have the strength to overcome your challenges. In this morning’s text, King David speaks to himself about the greatness of the God that he serves. While it is not clear when David wrote that Psalm, it is clear that David is confident about the protection of God.

Believers in Christ should not live in fear.” God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (1Timothy 1:7).” So, when the storms of life are blowing our way, we have to stand still and trust God to help us make it through. When our weaknesses are seemingly greater than our personal strength, we have to trust God to give us strength for the journey.

At times, many people do not trust God to grant their petitions. They allow the Devil to speak lies into their spirits, and even though they pray, they are afraid they will not get the answer they need promptly. However, thanks be to God that when our faith is weak, God is faithful in renewing our strength and giving us the peace that passes all understanding. God never leads us where his grace cannot sustain us.

Whom shall we fear! Not, death nor the vicissitudes of life. Shall we fear COVID-19, or systemic racism, or hardships or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or death? Absolutely not! For the Lord is the stronghold of our lives. Therefore, we should be confident that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, can defeat us because the Lord is our light and our salvation.

So rejoice on this day, notwithstanding your circumstance. Turn your pressure into praise and let the joy of the Lord be your strength. Remember, if God is for you, who can be against you.

Prayer- Father, please give us the faith to believe that we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus.

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