"The righteous will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in Him; all the upright in heart will glory in Him!" - Psalm 64:10
Sometimes life gets too tough and we become afraid. But God promises to be our refuge if we walk with an upright heart and in His righteousness.
When we are in the presence of the Lord, He fills our heart with joy, replacing fear with quietness and peace.
Satan will blind you that seeking refuge in the Lord is cowardly and shaming. He will paralyze you with fear and keep you from coming into the presence of God for relief.
Yet the truth is, being afraid is a natural human response to circumstances.That's why God reminds us a lot of times in the Bible that we shouldn't. That we should trust in Him and He got us.
As our refuge, God gives us His joy to build our strength and His love to increase our trust in fearful times.
He lets us know exactly what it is we were afraid about, and leads us to confront it accordingly.
When fears hold you back, remember that God loves you so much and His joy will give you strength and courage that you've never felt before.
"You are my hiding place, You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance." - Psalm 32:7