Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked advance against me
to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
4 One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
do not fear, for I am with you,do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
You might have ever experienced fear in mind while walking alone through a forest or walking alone at dark night . But at that time if someone is with you and he encourage you by his words ” Hey, don’t be afraid, I am with you”, then your fear will go away. Because you are confident that he will surely protect you. If you have that much faith in an ordinary person like you , then why can’t you have faith in God, who is your creator and protector? He knows your way, your fear and everything. See below Bible verses through which God encouraging you.
Sometimes you are afraid of others. You fear that they can harm you. They have put yoke on your neck and tied your hands so that you can’t do anything good. You might have experienced this kind of attitude from others at your work or society, may be at home also. Don’t be afraid of this kind of things. God is saying you what he will do if you have faith in him.
On that day, says the Lord of hosts, I will break the yoke from off his neck, and I will burst his bonds, and strangers shall no more make a servant of him. (Jeremiah 30:8)
Some people have fear in mind thinking about sickness. Disease may be very minor, but think it as major disease. They fear that this disease make them outcast. Some disease really make them outcast. That create depression and disturbance in the mind. The God has something to tell to such persons.
For I will restore health to you,
and your wounds I will heal,
says the Lord,
because they have called you an outcast:
“It is Zion; no one cares for her!” (Jeremiah 30:17)
But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” (Mark 5:36)
Sometimes we fear about power of the enemy, satan. Sometimes we fear about
See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. (Luke 10:19)
God has given us authority over all such powers of the enemy, so nothing will hurt us.
The God of peace will shortly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (Romans 16:20)
God will crush Satan under our feet. Once crushed how can he get up?
And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 4:3)
The day when God act, we shall tread down the wicked and they will be ashes under the soles of our feet. What the ashes can do ? Nothing. When breeze comes, it will fly away and when rain it will wash away.
Look! On the mountains the feet of one
who brings good tidings,
who proclaims peace!
Celebrate your festivals, O Judah,
fulfill your vows,
for never again shall the wicked invade you;
they are utterly cut off. (Nahum 1:15)
Then I will encamp at my house as a guard,
so that no one shall march to and fro;
no oppressor shall again overrun them,
for now I have seen with my own eyes. (Zechariah 9:8)
God saying that he is against bands with which you hunt lives. It is a warning to those people who is away from God and following Satan and his powers to hunt others lives. God telling it clearly that He will tear the bands from your arms, and let the lives go free. God will free them like birds, the lives that you hunt down like birds. So, if you are a person following Satan who hunt others lives, be careful. Stop following Satan, repent, ask God to forgive, then follow God only. If you are a person fear about such powers of Satan, then don’t be afraid, because God will remove and destroy all such bands from you, he will protect you. He will tear off your veils, save you from their hands and you will realise that He is your Lord, the only saviour of the world.
Therefore thus says the Lord God: I am against your bands with which you hunt lives; I will tear them from your arms, and let the lives go free, the lives that you hunt down like birds. (Ezekiel 13:20)
I will tear off your veils, and save my people from your hands; they shall no longer be prey in your hands; and you shall know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 13:21)
Holy Rosary is a great weapon against fear. If you have any such fear, you can pray Rosary daily. After each Holy Father and Hail Mary, say one bible verses. For eg. after First Mystery Nahum 1:15
Nahum 1:15, Malachi 4:3, Zechariah 9:8, Ezekiel 13:20, Ezekiel 13:21
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