The psalmist says of God’s people, ‘They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.’ (Psalm 112:7-8
It’s good to note: we’re not promised that there will be no bad news, or that we won’t have enemies. As the game of life plays out, you can expect both bad news and enemies.

The comforting truth is that we needn’t fear these things, because we’re already on the winning team. The match might be long. We might be unfairly benched or red-carded or punched in the scrum – but we already know Who has won – and we’re with Him.



When God called Moses from the burning bush in Exodus 3, and sent him back to Egypt to face Phaorah, Moses came up with every excuse he could think of as to why it was a bad idea. Eventually he asked God to just send someone else!

How often we resist God’s call, and God’s sending, because we do not think we are capable of doing what God asks. What does God say to Moses? He says, don’t be afraid, I will be with you. I will give you the words you need to say, and everything else you need. Don’t be afraid. Now go.

Read Proverbs 1:33 here:



Read Proverbs 1:7 ( and 9:10 (

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”
Fear of the Lord – should we be terrified of him?

In the Narnia books this was said about Aslan: “Safe? Of course he isn’t safe, but he is good, he’s the King”.

Likewise, God is to be respected, held in awe but also recognised for who He is and what that means for us. We need to know our place before our Almighty, powerful God and let that direct the way we pray to Him and live our lives. This will help us grow in wisdom.