What can people actually do to us? They can stain our reputations, but God fully knows all hearts. They can stand in the way of opportunity, but God opens doors that no man can close. They can steal our earthly goods, but God is our true treasure. They can restrict our physical freedom, but God’s Spirit is unchained. They can hinder or take our jobs, but God is our Provider. They can even kill our body, but they cannot touch our souls.
So the next time we feel threatened by someone’s words or ways, let us resist the fear of people by remembering these two truths:
- The person that stands before us is human.
- The One that stands behind us is God.
Help us, O God of our salvation, For the glory of Your name; And deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins, For Your name’s sake!
May He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.
—2 Corinthians 9:10
From Joy for the Journey: Morning and Evening © 2014 by Thomas Nelson (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission. Order your copy of this 365-day Women of Faith devotional now.