Our scripture this morning is Psalms 56:2-4.

My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

This psalm of David speaks to the fear we suffer when attacked. While the situation in this passage is one of physical combat, we can suffer emotional fear as well. No matter what causes it, God can handle our distress if we let Him.

David writes “In God I trust and am not afraid.” When we give God the things that frighten or upset us, He can calm and reassure us. As the Psalm says “What can mere mortals do to me?” This reminds us that while we inhabit these physical bodies, Heaven is our true and eternal home.

In Matthew 10:28 Jesus tells us “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.” Yes, we can suffer injury and even death in our mortal bodies. However, God created us out of love and our spirits belong to Him.

Loving Lord, we are grateful for our physical existence in the world You created for us. Keep us mindful of Your protection and the fact that our spirits are Yours forever. Amen.

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