Things too Hard for Me

Things I do not understand.

Appears that each have a unique relationship with our God and Lord. I know my own. At my beginning I stood amazed in the light encountered, the word of God. I could not help but believe and hunger for more. That cost me the life I knew, though I tried to save it denying the Lord. But God was not to be denied and my past was ripped away. Broken, I fell on my knees pleading for help and forgiveness, I had denied my Lord. He answered me, “The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.” (Nahum 1:7 NASB) He knew my frailties; He knew my heart.

Here is the part I do not understand. The fear of God does not appear to be mentioned nowadays. People grow up in a church learning the language and routine or shop around, picking the one that seems the most agreeable to them. Plenty of commentaries used to build sermons to feed the sheep third hand. Lifestyles aplenty, all in the name of Christianity. I do not understand. Do most never have a fear of the Lord? Fear that is cast out by His love. Or are they those of the apostacy prophesied?

“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who wait for His faithfulness,
To rescue their soul from death
And to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart rejoices in Him,
Because we trust in His holy name.
Let Your favor, Lord, be upon us,
Just as we have waited for You.”
(Psalm 33:18-22 NASB)