KEY SCRIPTURE: Psalms 23:4 KJV” Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Our discussions about the six facts that one has to go through to become established in life have so far taken us through
1. Acknowledging the Lord for who He is.
2. Submitting to divine guidance
3. Strength in your inner man.
The above three facts lead us to the fourth point, Assurance to face all Challenges.
Death is the highest threat that anyone could face, the psalmist said, though he passes through the shadow of death, he would not be afraid because the Lord was with him. David had to go through all three stages of being established in life to acquire the ability to say that, thou he walks through the shadow of death, he would not be afraid of any evil.
David faced a lion, a bear, and Goliath, yet He conquered all of them. All these are life-threatening situations yet He was not afraid. He knew the Lord was with him, and so He had to overcome them. Dan 11:32 KJV” And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” David, out of that strong relationship with the Lord was becoming very established in life.
A truly liberated man is one who has been set free from the fear of all kinds of things. Fear leads men to tell lies and hide from challenges. One can’t become the one God wants him to be if he is bound by fear. Daniel lived a liberated life in a foreign land because he had come to a strong knowledge of his Lord. Get to know Jesus, and then, stay fearless in life.
The Lord is my shepherd, I submit my life to every instruction he gives me. I am strengthened in my inner man. I am therefore very bold in the face of all difficulties and challenges.
Isa 43:2 KJV When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Psalms 16:8 KJV ” I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”