“This I know, that God is for me.
In God, whose word I praise,
in the Lord, whose word I praise,
In God, I trust; I am not afraid.
What can a mere mortal do to me?

My vows to you I must perform, O God;
I will render thank-offerings to you.
For you have delivered my soul from death,
and my feet from falling,
so that I may walk before God
in the light of life.”
(Psalm 56:9b-13)

I write these daily reflections as much for me as I do for you. These days are tough. With all that keeps happening this year, we can’t help but wonder what else can go wrong.

It is easy to lose sight of God’s goodness in the midst of the chaos of our world. That’s why it’s so important to spend time in God’s word to be reminded of God’s promises for us. We are not alone in this world. We are not left to our own wits and abilities to make our way through this world.

I love verses like this because it reminds us that we have nothing to fear in this world because God is with us and is for us.

This does not mean we do not go through difficult times. It’s that we are never alone through our difficult times. God has already delivered us from death and our feet from falling so that we might walk before God in the light of life.

Why? We can live life without fear not because we will not die a physical death, but because death can no longer defeat us. Christ has defeated death.

Take courage. Remember all that God has already done for us in Jesus Christ.

This day, take a moment to write down at least ten things that God has already done for you.

“This I know, that God is for me. In God, I trust; I am not afraid. What can mere mortal do to me?”

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