His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes. Psalm 112:8
Eventually, we will all face foes or adversaries of one kind or another. Whether they are people, obstacles, or circumstances…spiritual or natural, they are real and they stand in opposition to God’s best for us. The question is how will these foes affect us? Psalm 112 opens by declaring blessing on “The man who fears the LORD” and “who finds great delight in his commands.” Verse 8 describes him as having no fear because his heart is “secure.” I think of something strong, deeply rooted, and safe from the storms that rage all around. Make no mistake; one of fear’s primary inroads into our lives is a divided or unstable heart. Surrendering completely to the Lord and His plans creates a secure heart, which is solid and immoveable…and much less susceptible to fear.
For Reflection: What “foes” cause you anxiety or fear? Where do you find yourself struggling with a divided heart? Take a moment and surrender these areas to the Lord and ask Him to give you a more secure heart.
Lord, I thank you that you never fail. Anything I entrust to you is absolutely secure. Today, I entrust my heart to you again. Protect me from competing attachments that create a divided heart and open me to fear. Let my heart be fully yours and let me be fearless in you!