The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalm 118:6 NIV)
WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
This verse in the Book of Psalms is particularly powerful in the fact that it comes across as if the writer is being suddenly hit with an amazing thought or mental epiphany. Reading it, you could almost paraphrase it like this: “Wait a minute! What am I so worked up about? God is here! Mere humans cannot hurt me!” We have to remind ourselves of this fact because when someone begins to act out antagonistically toward us it can be a normal response to become fearful of what the outcome could possibly be. Whether it’s a legitimate situation or the fear of something that could happen, we need to make a point to break the fear of man from our lives. We need to exercise continual faith in the fact that God is always with us; He is for us and is going to take care of us. Like the psalmist, we need to assert our confidence and say out loud, “What can man do to me?”
Taken from The Daily Decree devotional book published by Destiny Image. For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman’s daily decrees, click here to order The Daily Decree.