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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33, NIV)

The disciple of Jesus should fear only one thing: The displeasure of his or her heavenly Father.

Our world is a marketplace of fear and trouble.  If we forget for even a moment that God is bigger than any trouble or peril we shall ever face in our lifetime, we will lose heart.

Jesus has plainly told us that we will face trouble in this world, so any trouble we encounter should not come as a surprise.  However, He has also told us that we should not fear or lose heart: “I have overcome the world.”

Face each day with this confidence!  – Luther

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“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?”  (Psalm 27:1, NIV)

At my 92-year old grandmother’s wake, her pastor noted that she would often quote today’s psalm; pause for effect; then answer confidently: “Nobody!”

If we live in the light of the Lord, we need not fear those who lurk in the darkness.  Though the agents of evil may snare us, the length of our captivity is limited, and our liberation is assured.

Whom shall we fear?  “Nobody!”  – Luther

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