Sunday, February 13, 2011

...As Bold as a Lion

"The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion" (Proverbs 28:1).

There was a house that my family lived in in Texas when I was in the sixth and seventh grade. It was a small house in a pretty quiet neighborhood. It had a detached utility room where we had the washer and dryer. You had to go out into the carport and then over to the laundry. Many times, I would have to do this at night. Sometimes, fear would get the better of me, and after I'd finish with the clothes and turn out the lights, I'd run like crazy to get into the house and lock the doors.

It's amazing how easy it is for many people to panic over a variety of things: news, circumstances, or even just thoughts of fear, worry, or stress. They reach and sometimes overreact to something that has become bigger in their minds than in reality, and definitely not bigger than than God.

But, the righteous are bold as a lion. The words here also paint a picture of a city, well-fortified with walls, where there is a confidence and security. It doesn't matter what it look like "out there," because in here we know that God is on the throne of this city!

We do not have to worry. God is in control! We don't have to give into the wicked thoughts of defeat, when our God is much greater than our giant! We must choose to be bold, confident and trusting, because we know who our God is - He is faithful, eternal, overcoming, victorious, and great!

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