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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Protect My Life from Fear of the Enemy

I ran across this old post tonight and was reminded of a lesson God taught me almost two years ago. I love when we can see God's hand at work in our lives, in this case, teaching me this lesson long before I would need to put it into action. Thank you, God, for answering this prayer of mine, and for the promise that you will continue to answer my prayers.

I had forgotten about this post.... I couldn't explain after our recent break in how I could have such peace about living in my home and continuing our ministry in South Africa, and here it was an answer to my own prayers!

Jan 18, 2009

Psalm 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

My husband preached tonight. I love to hear him preach - it's fun to see what God is teaching Him and I always am challenged about something new.

This verse wasn't the main focus of his message tonight, but it really spoke to me. There is a lot of crime in South Africa. I am aware of it, but it doesn't control my life. There was a time close to our arrival in the country that I had to battle to keep it from controlling my thoughts, though. God used a beautiful song to teach me to rely wholly on Jesus.

When I heard this verse tonight, I couldn't help but think how applicable this is for so many South Africans tonight! There are many that battle with fear - with what may seem to most like a reason to fear, but David prayed "preserve my life from FEAR of the enemy"! And we know that David had every earthly reason to fear his enemies!

Living in fear can cripple us. It can keep us from serving God and impacting others for Him. I am going to pray that God preserve my life from fear of the enemy. And I will pray that for my friends, as well. I pray that God protect you from harm, but also from fear of the enemy.

1 comment:

  1. yeah God for His precious Word that is true, trustworthy and comforting.