Posted by: peebles | January 9, 2012

Psalm 46:2 (NIV) ~ Therefore we will not fear.

Here, in the midst of all the turmoil, and the rollercoaster of events that have blighted the psalmist, he makes a quality, life-changing decision to not fear whatever befalls him, but to stand firm in God.  “Though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.  God is within her, she shall not be fall: God will help her at the break of the day.”
Though, on every corner, the enemy lies in wait in his vain attempt to beguile and trample your soul, you will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day. A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right side, yet you will not fear, for the LORD Almighty is with you, the God of Jacob is your fortress. He breaks the bow of the enemy and shatters his spears asunder, so you can say with great confidence from our text for today, in Psalm 40:2 (NIV), “Therefore we will not fear.”
There may be times of great distress and loss, of great persecution and trouble, yet God is your refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.  Therefore, when these dark clouds appear, know that God is with you. Fear not, for He will strengthen your resolve and bring you through, for there is a river whose streams make glad the city of God.  It may be a long night of dark clouds but know this, God will help you at the break of the day. This powerful statement from God, “At the break of the day,” indicates that times of trouble, hardship and pain will not last forever, your daybreak is coming, so stand firm and know that He is God.
God will turn your sorrow into joy,
God will turn your pain into praise,
And God will turn your trials into a powerful testimony.
My friend, fear not! Put your trust in the Living God and you will not fall. When the enemy comes in like flood, the Lord will raise up a banner against him, the Lord will cause your heart to be brave, to be bold, and to rise up in His strength and power to fear not, for the God of Jacob is your fortress and in Him you will prevail and be victorious; in Him you will march on.  In God, you can have this victorious confession of faith, “Fear not my beating heart, clothe yourself with His strength. Let my anchor be steadfast in His never-failing love. Take up your armour and gird yourself, oh, my soul and march on; march on for God will help me at the break of the day. He is with me. Therefore, I will not fall. In Him, I am a valiant warrior and I will overcome and rejoice.”
God bless you my friend, Matthew.


  1. en- COURAGED.

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