Psalms 34:4-6 NKJV I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. (5) They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed. (6) This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.
Most Christians believe that God is able to heal, provide, protect, deliver, restore, etc… The problem is many of them aren’t sure or aren’t convinced that God really wants them personally to be. Some people think they are actually THE exception to God’s unmerited favor. Sure they believe that God has granted them access to His love and has adopted them into His family through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet when it comes to the believing they have been given every blessing that goes along with their new nature in Christ, they just go stupid.
There is so much we could say here, but the bottom line is God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11). Jesus gave His life at Calvary for your freedom from death, disease, depression, poverty, and although we could go on and on here listing everything He has freed you from; He has also delivered you from ALL your fears (See posts 132 & 133). Although earthly parents may play favorites, you are a child of God. We all have equal standing in the eyes of our Heavenly Father.
Psalm 34:4 tells us that David was delivered from ALL his fears. Verse 5 tells us that all the men who were with him saw his change, looked to God and received their freedom from fear and shame too. Then we see in the 6th verse that David reiterates his personal experience with God who had saved him and delivered Him from ALL his fears when he looked to Him.
Some Christians believe they are too sorry for God to help. They think they are too pitiful for their loving Father to hear and rescue them. That’s ridiculous. David said, “This poor man cried out…” talking about himself. The Hebrew gives more depth to how David saw himself here. The word translated poor can also be translated; needy, desperate, depressed, lowly, weak, afflicted, and wretched. David saw himself just as pitiful as any of us have ever seen ourselves. He was no different. Regardless of how he saw himself, the Lord heard him, saved him out of his troubles and delivered him from ALL his fears.
God is no respecter of persons. He has provided for your freedom from fear. He is for you (Romans 8:31-32). He is with you (Hebrews 13:5-6). He is faithful (Deuteronomy 7:9). The fact that He freed David and his men from fear under the Old Covenant only serves to encourage us regarding how MUCH MORE (Romans 5:9-10,15) freedom from fear belongs to you and me. You are FEARLESS. Whether you believe it or not, as a child of God it IS who you are. You are fearless. Fear Not!