Psalm 112:6-8 NIV 2011
Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
One commentator referred to this Psalm as “a eulogy to the godly.” Psalm 111 is a complimentary sister Psalm. Both Psalms precede the “Egyptian Hallel,” Psalms 113-118. God cares for His own, Psalm 55:22, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Remembering God is trustworthy, His people remain resolute. Psalm 57:7, “My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast.” Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?” Foundations firmly founded on the Father free the faithful from fear.
Long ago, I remember a book that used the phrase, “Paralyzed with fear.” It puzzled me because it was something I’d never experienced in my life. Raised in a stable home with siblings and parents someone was always around. When leaving the US for our Peace Corps tour in Brazil and then the Philippines, my husband and I were not fearful. I learned when our girls were young I could pray them through anything. Time spent on my knees laid my foundation. Faith founded firmly upon Jesus daily banishes fear.
How do we build a firm foundation?