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Psalm 37:25

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Overcoming Fear

I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.

It is a common fear in life that we might run short of what we need to survive. This fear causes us to give less than we could and save more than we should, hoarding what we do not need. David shares a comforting thought in Psalm 37:25 when he says, I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread (NASB 1995). How have we come to believe that an all-knowing and all-powerful God who loves us unconditionally would ever leave us destitute, without adequate provisions to sustain life? Fear is the opposite of faith. When we find ourselves fearful, we don’t need to work harder and save more, we need to trust Him more. Think about it.