No Fear

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply

“Even though I walk in the valley of deep shadow, I fear nothing bad, for you are with me” (Psalm 23:4).

Many people know Psalm 23. It is a poetical prayer which reminds us that Yahweh God is always near to us and that He Protects us.  This is partially true and partially false.

Yes, God is near to us. He is all knowing and ever present.  He can and He does protect His people. However, God doesn’t protect us from all suffering.

Not until God’s Kingdom comes will we have peace on earth.  Until then, we will have to suffer the consequences of this evil world.  We know that there is suffering in this world.  And while we know that suffering is caused by sin, evil, and chance or unforeseen circumstances, we also know for sure that God doesn’t cause suffering.

Sin has consequences. Evil makes people suffer.  And sometimes accidents happen.  But this isn’t caused by God and soon He will stop it all together.