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Fear Lays a Trap

April 5, 2019


Fear Lays a Trap

Proverbs 29:25

A man’s  fear  lays a trap  for him,    
but one  who trusts the LORD  is protected.

This proverb leads us  to consider our fears  and anxieties.     What have they done to us  over the years?     Have we allowed our fears  to rule everything we do?     Do our big fears  and little fears  over ride our common sense?

Some people have superstitious fears.     They have heard some superstitious saying — like the one about a black cat crossing one’s path  or  the need  to carry a rabbit’s foot — and,  without reasoning,  fearfully believe the superstition.     Any little reminder of the superstition makes them tense up  with fear  as they look for danger.

Others may laugh at those fears,  but they themselves  are fearful  of the stock market,  fearful of what will happen  to their job,  fearful of other people’s opinions,  fearful of not being politically correct,  fearful about not being successful  according to someone else’s standards,  fearful about their health.     There are so many and various fears.

And,  they can all lay a trap.

The bottom line  of all our fears  is that we are not trusting the LORD  like we should.     It’s like we’re accusing God  of never taking care  of us.     That is wrong  and an evil way  to think.     But,  we are all prone  to such fears.     Every time  some little thing goes wrong,  people wail,  “Oh, God doesn’t love me any more.”     And,  that is not true.

God loves us  in more ways  than we can ever know.     His love laid out many promises  of a Savior  in His word  written over thousands of years,  and then  He made all those promises come true  in Jesus Christ.     All that —  just to show us silly people  that He does,  indeed,  love us  and has proven it  in our Savior.

All of our lives,  we will experience good and bad.     God has told us that  ahead of time.     But,  in whatever happens,  we are to trust the LORD  because He has proven His faithfulness  since the beginning  of time.     As we trust God’s loving care,  and place all our needs  in His hands,  He will protect us  in ways  that defy explanation.     The world won’t know it,  but we will have the peace of knowing  that God’s power is working all things  for our good  in the end.

In that,  we will be blessed here  and in eternity.     It’s more than worth it  to always trust the LORD  and know  that He is allowing  what is best for us  at this moment  in time.     Our future is  in His hands.

Rejoicing in all that God has done for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  altogether too often  I let fears over-ride faith  in You.     Thank You  for setting before me  all that You have done  for all people  down through the ages  and in my life.     Without You,  we can do nothing — not even breathe.     With You,  we can do all things  in Your will.     May all glory be  to Your holy name.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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