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TEXT : “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.” – Psalm 112:7

COMMENT: One who has faith, that is, absolute trust in God Almighty will not be moved by the ebb and flow of the tides of life in this imperfect and sin-ridden world.  Such people will be at peace, which means a condition in which one is free from fear and anxiety.  This is the secret of the strength of the people of God which those who are otherwise disposed find difficult to understand. The Bible says “Be not afraid of sudden fear...” (Proverbs 3:25,26)  Apostle Paul stated that he and his colleagues carried on the work of God irrespective of the esteem they were held by the people – whether they were  respected or despised, praised or abused, whether false or evil reports were carried about them or not. The Christian trusts absolutely in the love and care of Jehovah and in His ability to solve every problem that comes his way. And so he is not  “afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday”. (Psalm 91:4-6)  One cannot say he trusts in God and yet be constantly fearly or panicky, imagining that the worst is about to happen.  Rather he would be calm and composed as much as possible. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;  Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.” - Psalm 46:1-3

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