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May 11

No Fear

“The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.” —Psalm 118:6

Read Psalm 118:1-14

At one time or another, all of us have experienced fear. We might have been asked to do a specific task that seemed intimidating. You may have been afraid of other people. Perhaps you have noticed this fear in your own life, as well as in the lives of other young people. We are all capable of bringing fear and trials into the lives of others, and they to ours.

But what is your reaction when confronted with fear? Do you crawl into your shell? Do you look for support from others? Look at what we read in our text: “The Lord is on my side.” That means that you can bring all your fears and your burdens to the Lord.

Our text also says that you do not have to fear, even when others try to make life difficult for you. You can trust in the Lord, for He knows you, including all your sorrows and trials. Tell Him everything, for He listens. If you know Him, you will not need to fear, because He is a God of mercy. There is no end to His mercies; they endure eternally.

In what way does the Lord abide with us?

This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Education Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact:


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