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Summary: The key to overconing our fear is not with quips, sayings or even uderlining bible verses it is through a relationship with God.

How to overcome our Fear

Psalm 112

2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

This psalm depicts the life of the believer we his/her priorities are in order

I. It begins with relationship

You have to begin at the beginning

Here is how most of us are living, when times are tough we want to run to our favorite passage for some encouragement

Phil. 4 I can do all things

I am the head not the tail

The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want

We’ve got is backwards we do not run when trouble comes, when trouble comes we should be there already

Look at the psalm

In verse 1 before trouble comes

He reverences the lord,

His reverence leads to regular worship

Regular communion and fellowship

He delights in His commandments

That leads to intelligent worship

He delights in God’s promises, in his precepts, and is happy under God’s government as well as in his favor.

Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Pro 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Pro 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Pro 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

Pro 3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Pro 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

Pro 3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Pro 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Pro 3:14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

His Family life 2-3

His home is blessed

His children will be respected and have influence in the community

His children will be blessed

He will live comfortably; he will have enough and then some

His Public Life 4-5, 9

A careful reading of verse four says the righteous is a light in the darkness

Those who fear God bring light to dark places, a source of strength, hope and encouragement

He is gracious, merciful, righteous and just in his affairs.

He is a channel of blessings, He gives freely, he lends and distributes to the poor

His Private/Personal Life 7-8

Trouble comes to every house

The difference in each house is how we respond to the trouble

He is not even troubled by bad news

Matthew Henry It is the duty and interest of the people of God not to be afraid of evil tidings, not to be afraid of hearing bad news; and, when we do, not to be put into confusion by it and into an amazing expectation of worse and worse, but whatever happens, whatever threatens, to be able to say, with blessed Paul, None of these things move me, neither will I fear, though the earth be removed

When he faces trouble he is not moved, he is not fearful because his heart is firm and steady

A fixed heart is based on the relationship in verse 1

When we gave ourselves to Christ, we gave Him our person, our estate, our friends, and everything.

He realizes that even in the face of loss God is

It is a good thing every morning to give all up to God, and then to live through the day, and thank Him for renewing the daily lease.

Why? Because he trusts in the Lord

The firm or fixed heart is the secret to His courage

The fixed heart is a sovereign remedy against the disquieting fear of evil tidings.

This kind of life brings lasting security which can face “evil tidings” or misfortune, because it is a security firmly grounded in trust in the Lord.

By faith we must cast anchor in the promise, in the word of God, and so return to him and repose in him as our rest.

The heart of man cannot be satisfied anywhere but in the truth of God, and that’s his foundation.

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