Whom Shall I Fear?

Giving God Your Fears

Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes turning your worries and fears over to God.

Wondering, worrying and becoming fearful of what the future holds or what others think of you as you confront your chronic illness is a place you just can’t live!
You must remember the Scriptures and remind your heart the Lord God alone is your light and your salvation!

Today’s Bible Verse:


Psalm 27: 1-3 (KJV) “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.”

What the Verse Means:

With God on your side as Believers in Jesus Christ, you can defeat fear and have confidence.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

  • Thank you, Lord, for being my light and my salvation. Because of this, whom shall I fear?
  • Thank you, Lord, for being the strength of our life. Because of this, of whom shall, I be afraid?
  • When confronted with a chronic illness, my heart shall not fear. In Christ Jesus, I will be confident.

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God Protects and Cares For You

God Is Your Harbor

Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes determining how to accept that God protects and cares for you. He is your harbor against the storms of illness and disease.

As you deal daily with your chronic illness, you can use a place of refuge, a safe place. The location of shelter for the Christian is the Lord Jesus Christ.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Psalm 32:7-8 (KJV), “For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.'”

What the Verse Means:

God protects and cares for you.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

  • Thank you, Lord, for you are my hiding place.
  • I am grateful that you protect me from trouble, hold my hand, and even carry me once misfortune has befallen me.
  • You surround me with songs of victory.
  • Thank you, Lord, for guiding me along the best pathway for my life. You advise and watch over me. I am grateful for your watch care.

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With God, Anything is Possible

Anything is Possible:

Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes accepting that with God anything is possible.

When faced with a chronic disease you may feel surviving day to day is impossible to do over the course of the struggle.

The Bible teaches that with God, anything is possible.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Luke 18:27 (KJV), “And he said, ‘The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.’”

What the Verse Means:

What is impossible from man’s point of view is possible with God.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

• I praise God that He is a God of possibilities.
• I praise God that while beating chronic illnesses like Melanoma cancer and neuroendocrine carcinoid may be impossible for man, it is possible to God.
• God is Jehovah Rapha, that is the God that heals.


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Renewal

Remembering:

Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes remembering all that God does for you.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Psalm 103:2-5 (KJV), “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

What the Verse Means:

The benefits of confessing Christ as Savior are more than salvation and having heaven as your final home. It includes remembering all that God does for you.

The rewards include forgiving your iniquities, healing your diseases, redeeming your life from destruction, crowning you with His loving kindness and mercies, satisfying your mouth with good things and renewing our youth like the eagle.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

  • Father God, I bless the Lord, O my soul,
  • Lord Jesus, help me to forget not all your benefits:
  • Holy Spirit, thank for filling and guiding my life.
  • God Almighty, thank you for forgiving all my iniquities,
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I know it is you who heals all my diseases,
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I know it is you who redeems my life from destruction,
  • I know it is you who crowns me with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
  • I know it is you who satisfies my mouth with good things,
  • I pray for renewal so that my youth is renewed like the eagle.

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Trials

Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is facing trails.

Today’s Bible Verse

James 1:2-4 (KJV), “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

What the Verse Means

Basically, it says the Believers should look at and face the challenges before them through spiritual eyes, not worldly eyes. When the challenges come our way, there is no escaping them. Many times they come to us by God’s providence, not our own seeking. The challenges allow us to examine ourselves and our trust in the Lord. They allow others to see if we grab hold of and don’t let go of God allowing for God to be glorified. The commentary is Jimmie Aaron Kepler’s.

Praying Using the Verse

  1. God in heaven, we pray that when facing a chronic illness we would keep up an attitude of JOY as we face the continuing challenges of our illness and its treatments.
  2. Heavenly Father, we pray that we would be ready through our faith in Christ WHEN trails of various kinds meet us. Every day is a challenge with the illness and its treatment.
  3. Lord Jesus, we pray that we would be steadfast in our trust in Lord. Why? Where the steadfastness will have its full effect.

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Thanks

Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning to give thanks.

Today’s Bible Verse:

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV), “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

What the Verse Means:

The verse reminds us that Christians should not only pray to God but also give thanks to Him. We should thank him for everything, in every circumstance, in joy as well as in sorrow.

Praying Using the Verse:

  1. Heavenly Father, help us always show gratitude to family and friends who help and support us as we battle our chronic illness.
  2. Lord Jesus, help us to praise God daily for who He is and for His love and care for our loved one (or yourself) confronting the chronic illness.
  3. God Almighty, we thank you for a loving church and Bible fellowship class and our brothers and sisters-in-Christ who help and support us.
  4. We give thanks for the good medical care and counsel.

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Focus on God

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Dealing with a chronic illness can often lead to depression. Don’t focus on your circumstances. Instead, focus on God.

Today’s Bible Verse

Psalm 42:1-5 (KJV), “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holy day. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.”

What the Verse Means

The first five verses of Psalm 42 are the cry of a man far removed from the ordinances and worship of God. It shares the voice of a spiritual believer, possibly under depressions, longing for the spiritual renewal of God’s divine presence. We see him facing doubts and fears as well as clinging to his faith in the living God.

Praying using the verses

  1. Heavenly Father, help our soul to pant or long for you.
  2. Lord Jesus, our soul thirsts for the living God. We ask, when shall we come and appear before the living God?
  3. Lord, we long for you. Our tears have been our food night and day. 
  4. God, our hope is in you for we shall praise you!

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