I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy…
In a time fraught with uncertainty and fear, David (as in David and Goliath) testifies of the One who is able to deliver from all fear! David then calls us out to “look to Him for help.”
Who is the Him? None other than the Creator of all the Earth who is the Sovereign, Almighty, Covenant-keeping God of the Bible.
What is the result of seeking His help? Those who do are radiant with joy.
Throughout the Biblical narrative, God reveals Himself to His people in their greatest struggles. Whether it was closing the door of the ark for Noah, leading the Israelites through the Red Sea with the pillar of fire and cloud, standing with Shadrack, Mishack and Abednego in the fiery furnace, or putting a song in the hearts of Paul and Silas in the Philippian jail cell, God always pours out his mercy and grace to those who humble themselves and ask for help.
In this season, why not let moments of fear and anxiety be the trigger that causes us to get on our knees and, through our faith in Christ, go right into God’s throne-room. “There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (Hebrews 4:16)
As God fills us with His joy, let’s let it shine out for all to see in our words, attitudes, hope, and song. Together we can lift high the Name of Jesus.
Grace and Peace to you!
Pastor Lee Hamblen