"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!...Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes...Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!"
~Psalm 118:1, 5-9, 29
The Lord will answer you in your time of distress! He will set you free!! If the Lord is on your side, you can harm you, or who shall you fear? What encouraging words these are, from the psalmist!! I was flipping through my Bible, and landed on this, and it is such an encouragement! It reminds me of the New Testament verse that says if God is for us, who can be against us! Think about it...if the maker of the universe, the very creator of everything, the all-powerful God, is for you...how can anything be against you? The very thing that is against you was created by God, so whom shall we fear? When we have God on our side, their is nothing to fear! He hasn't promised us an easy life, but He did promise that He wouldn't give us anything we couldn't handle. And the greatest promise of all was that He will always be there with us in the good and the bad! Praise God!