If only we really believed this, right? We want to believe it. We try to believe it. We will ourselves to believe it. But we can get so frightened about what people, things, and circumstances around us can do to us that we forget Who is for us.
- The Maker of Heaven and Earth is for us.
Psalm 146:6 (NLT2)6 He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.
- The King of Glory is for us.
Psalm 24:8 (NLT2)8 Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty; the LORD, invincible in battle.
- The Sovereign Lord is for us.
Psalm 68:19-20 (NLT2)19 Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. Interlude 20 Our God is a God who saves! The Sovereign LORD rescues us from death.
- The Creator of the universe is for us.
Genesis 1:1 (NLT2)1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
- Our Great God is for us.
Psalm 95:3 (NLT2)3 For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.
- The Most High is for us.
Psalm 91:1 (NLT2)1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
- Our Compassionate Lord is for us.
Psalm 116:5 (NLT2)5 How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!
- The Prince of Peace is for us.
Isaiah 9:6 (NLT2)6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- The Healer is for us.
Psalm 147:3 (NLT2)3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
- Our Unchanging Father is for us.
James 1:17 (NLT2)17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
- The Promises Keeper is for us.
2 Peter 3:9 (NLT2)9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
- The Ultimate Forgiver is for us.
1 John 1:9 (NLT2)9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
When we remember who God is and what He’s done, we’ll be more likely to walk with hope when things are threatening to overwhelm us.
What we fill ourselves up with every day is important. When we fill our minds with the truth from God’s Word, we’ll become so acquainted with it that when we’re faced with something that isn’t true, we’ll know. When we worship God through song or praise Him while looking at His creation, it’ll build our spirits and will lift our focus from the daily trials we face. When we walk through life with like-minded followers of Jesus, there’s built in encouragement for us in our experiences with them.
So, let’s remember that God hasn’t given us a fearful mindset. He’s given us one that contains love, power, and a sound mind! God is our salvation and our fortress! Because when we remember and remind ourselves of the truth every day, we’ll stand strong knowing that when God is for us, nothing can be against us.