‘The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid…’ (Psalm 118:6)
We are living in fearful times today, particularly so the people of Ukraine. Fear is one of the most powerful emotions any of us can experience and it can take hold of our lives in such a way as to completely overwhelm us. At times like this the words of the Psalmist can seem meaningless and we can understand why that might be so. However, if we take time to remember that the Lord is always with us, that he will never abandon nor forsake us, then we can take some comfort, strength and reassurance in that. The source of our fear might not suddenly disappear, but knowing that we are not facing it on our own, that the Lord is always with us, can make all the difference.