Posts with the tag “fear”

Where Does Our Joy Come From?
by Brian Boswell on September 25th, 2023
"You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound." - Psalm 4:7We used to sing a song as kids about having joy, joy, joy down in our hearts. The Psalmist coined the term. David here is in the midst of being surrounded by his enemies and disgruntled followers and somehow he has joy in his heart. Too often when I evaluate my own heart, I don't see the same thing that...  Read More
How Can I Rest When I'm So Fearful?
by Brian Boswell on August 14th, 2023
"I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around." Psalm 3:5-6Fear is a powerful emotion. It's controlling. It grabs us and won't let go. David in Psalm 3, has every right to be fearful. He is surrounded by those that want to do him harm. In fact he says he's surrounded by thousands who ha...  Read More
How Do I Serve The Lord?
by Brian Boswell on July 26th, 2023
"Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling." Psalm 2:11The Psalmist offers this advice to those of us who may take serving the Lord lightly. For those that may abuse his grace, the Psalmist admonishes us to serve the Lord with fear. This isn't an unhealthy fear, but a reverence.When we approach God, there must be a holy reverence in our interactions with Him. He is the King of the Unive...  Read More
The Laughing Lord
by Brian Boswell on June 21st, 2023
"He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision." Psalm 2:4There is an old saying that laughter is the best medicine and scientifically speaking, there is some truth to that. It seems that laughter releases immune cells to help heal certain ailments in your body. Laughter also releases endorphins which fight stress and depression.For many of us we don't associate laughing with ...  Read More