Entering The Rest – Part 3
May 27, 2013
Entering The Rest – Part 4
May 29, 2013
Entering The Rest – Part 3
May 27, 2013
Entering The Rest – Part 4
May 29, 2013

God’s Presence Dispels Fear

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“The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord…”
Psalms 97:5

Psalm 97:5 is an interesting verse, and at first glance we miss an exciting truth that is so important in our everyday lives. You and I are subject to fear, worry, anxiety in this world; BUT we don’t have to let it rule our minds and hearts. Our arch-enemy will do what he can to have you get your eyes off Jesus and get them onto your problems, worries or fears. He wants you to be a prisoner of worries and fears.

If you continually meditate on the problem, you build fear, worry, and even resentment regarding that problem. As Joseph Prince puts it, “you cannot psych yourself out of fear nor can you psych yourself out of worry. You can’t just tell yourself, “Come on, stop worrying. There is nothing to worry about.” It just doesn’t work. It takes the presence of the Lord to keep you free from worry and fears.”

Ah, here’s where the truth of God’s Word will give you the tools to deal with those darts of the enemy.  What did the verse say? The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord.

Do you recall in the New Testament that even in the midst of a horrible storm, Jesus told His disciples “Fear Not, I am with you.” If He was to say it in today’s vernacular, He’d probably say it something like this:  “Hey, guys, stop your worrying and quit being anxious. I’m right here with you, so what do you have to worry about.  Come on, don’t you think I can handle things?  I am with you.”

When you let God’s presence be big and bold in your situations, you’ll not be stressed, worried or anxious. HIS very presence will MELT away the worries, the fears, the anxieties. The meaning of the Hebrew meaning for the word ”melt” in Psalms 97:5 is interesting. It means liquefy, be loosed, melt away, faint. If God’s presence melts mountains, what will His presence do to worries, fears, or anxieties?

Embrace the presence of the Lord right now. You aren’t alone in your room with your worries and fears. He’s there with you, ready to melt them away your fears and worries. Let His presence set your free and be at peace.