Tag: Fear

You Have Known Me

David Wilkersonby David Wilkerson

The Lord asks us, “Do you truly believe I see exactly what you are enduring right now?”

Perhaps as you read this message, you are going through something that calls for him to act on your behalf. The very nature of your problem demands an answer.
Do you believe God gladly monitors your every move, the way a father does with his infant child? Do you believe he is at work as your loving, caring Father — bottling every tear, hearing every sigh, hovering over you?

That is exactly the way the Bible describes him. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. . . . The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles” (Psalm 34:15, 17).

“As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him” (Psalm 103:13).

The Hebrew word for pity here means “to cuddle, love, be compassionate.” Scripture is saying God cuddles in his arms those who fear (believe) him. And he tells you, “I know all your thoughts, all your concerns. I know every battle you must face. And I care about it all.”

David wrote a famous passage about this very subject: “O Lord, You have . . . known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off; You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether” (Psalm 139:1-4).

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand” (139:17–18).

David is saying, “God knows all about me. He sees my every move, even my thoughts. Everywhere I turn, there he is.”

by David Wilkerson


Perishing Is Not The End Of The World

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Esther struggled with a problem. In trying to save the life of the Jewish people, she risked losing her own life. Finally, she said, “if I perish, I perish.” Now what kind of statement is that? It’s a very Jewish expression. Growing up, my elderly Jewish relatives would make statements like, “If it rains, it rains!”, “If you miss the bus, you miss the bus!”, “If they don’t like you, they don’t like you!” The translation of this Jewish expression is this: “It’s not the biggest tragedy; there are more important things.” When Esther says, “If I perish, I perish,” she’s saying that there are greater things than her earthly life and trying to survive. If she loses her life for the Lord’s sake, it won’t be the end for her. She’ll be blessed eternally with something much greater. Whatever your fear is, approach it in a Jewish way and tell yourself,“So what? It won’t be the end of the world. I don’t have to fear it anymore. I’ve got a treasure that’s greater… and if I perish, I perish.”

Today’s Mission – Approach any fears you have today with the attitude that it’s not the end of the world, because God is greater.

by Jonathan Cahn