"In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. "(Proverbs 14:26)
The promise and hope that comes from this verse of scripture is overwhelming. We are in the "last days" but yet God's Word offers Hope to all that Fear Him! The word "fear" means to reverence God, to esteem Him in high regard. When we do this, it positions us, as believers in a "place of refuge", which is the shelter that God offers His children. It doesn't matter what fear or panic you are in at this moment, Fear God and He will position you in His shelter. When we are constantly sheltered by God Almighty, we have nothing to fear because God has us protected from the danger of darkness.
"The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. "(Proverbs 18:10) The Name of The Lord is unchanging and stable at all times, no matter the circumstances that you have found yourself in at this time. Our emotional, political, national environment is constantly changing but God never changes regardless of what unstable emotions run through our minds at times. We may be facing some extreme challenges but God hasn't faced a challenge that He can't conquer and overcome. "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."(Romans 8:37) Please notice the phrase, "in all these things", things that seem impossible are possible with God. I know that these may seem like words on paper but if you will believe the Word of God, "things" will change. They may not change as quick as you wish, they may not change exactly in the way you wish but God will make something happen in your life!! "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."(1John 4:4). We are overcomers in the Name of Jesus, so trust God to be your shelter in the storm. The Word of God hasn't changed, "all things work together for our good". I declare that "good" is coming my way today because I fear God and He has me covered.
Scott L. Boatner