This morning, like every other morning I dove into the word. This appointment with God has been so valuable to me over the years and it sets my day. There is usually great comfort and insight found. Granted some days, getting to that comfort and insight takes a little longer. Or being able to detach from fear or whatever emotion pops up. Today, has been a prime example of the struggle of “getting there or detaching”. Psalms 91:7 says that “Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you”. A promise of God. While reading this, the thought “why me” popped into my mind. This passage has been read by many people for many years through times I am sure much worse than what we are going through right now. So the worry stayed with me for a while and I could not wrap my mind around it until I read the beginning of 91.
“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.”
Psalms 91:1-7 NLT
The most important idea here is the first and second verses “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him”.
So my point here is that when we are faced with fear in the moment, we have to find where that fear is coming from.
The act of observing our thoughts: From this morning I questioned where my heart was with Jesus, why this fear was coming up and how can I get rid of it. This verse seven was not all I needed, I needed more than the promise, I needed the truth and my truth is I am grounded in Him, I live in the shelter of the most high and although this is the first time I am seeing thousands fall, I am still His daughter. My fear came from, “what if I get sick” (which is the attachment that caused fear) I, like everyone on this planet, do not want to get sick but the truth is, it is possible everyday. This is very scary and we should all be afraid and be cautious. Sometimes our fear is brought to us to make us more cautious, to be more aware. He is not promising that any of us will live forever on this earth but have eternity by His side and that my friends, brings me great comfort. (The non attachment from fear).
Much Love 💜 Much Life