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For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify
the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched
with victory. Psalm 149:4
If you never face trials, you will never have to exercise
your faith. But even when facing hard times, you shouldn’t
dread life. Isaiah 8:13 says, “The Lord of hosts – regard Him
as holy and honor His holy name [by regarding Him as your
only hope of safety], and let Him be your fear and let Him
be your dread [lest you offend Him by your fear of man and
distrust of Him].”
If you dread life and fear people, you are not trusting the
Lord to save you. Keep your reverential fear and awe of
God; dread displeasing HIm, but don’t fear anything else.
If God is for you, who can be against you? “No, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved
us (Romans 8:37).
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