The Doorpost: Should we be afraid?

Ray King

The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the Stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

—Psalm 27:1

Today, as followers of Jesus Christ, we face opposition to our faith on many fronts—from governments, from other religions, from organizations, from other individuals, even from some who claim to be believers. How should we respond? Should we be afraid?

If we focus on the strength of our opponents, we may be tempted to give in to fear. In even the most challenging situations, we need to put our confidence in our God. He is our Light. He is our salvation. He is our stronghold. No matter how great the challenge or danger we are facing, He is greater. We do not need to be afraid.

The day may be approaching when we need to cling to this truth more tightly than ever. For many brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, that day is already here. Whom shall we fear?

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