Established in the Word
He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established; he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire upon his enemies. (Psalm 112:7-8 NKJV)
Psalm 112 is a word picture of those whose hearts are established in God’s Word: they are not afraid of evil tidings; they are not afraid of bad news; they are not moved by contradictory evidence; they are not moved by the woes and cares and pressures of this world; their hearts are fixed and settled, trusting in the Lord.
I want you to grasp this vital truth: as a believer, you can live in the midst of all the turmoil and pressures of his world without being shaken. You can live without fear when you choose to trust the Lord and establish your heart in God’s Word.
The established heart knows that—in every situation—God is more than able to meet every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (see Philippians 4:19). I am convinced this is the intention of the Father God for every believer.
The apostle Paul was established in the Word, and it made him able to stand victoriously, more than a conqueror in any situation. You too can stand in the midst of any attack the enemy launches against you—demons, sickness, bondage, and even death itself—and declare, “I am not afraid because my heart is established in the Word; therefore I will see my desired victory over the enemy!”
Confession: Father, I choose to establish my heart in Your Word as I trust in You. I refuse to fear any evil tidings or bad new, choosing instead to believe You will turn every situation for my good and for Your glory.
Author: Jerry Savelle