Boldness In The Bible: Be Bold In The Lord|Psalm 138:3.
Welcome to Day 8 for a short powerful devotion from our 30 Psalms For Anxiety, Fear, Worry, And Depression bible plan. This short devotional is from Psalm 138:3. And make sure to join me in prayer at the bottom of this post.
My favorite scripture about boldness
Read Psalm 138:3. Click on the verse to read it in various translations.
Be bold in the Lord
Be bold in your faith. Be bold in the Lord. When the storms in life swirl around you remember how David sang Psalm 138 with such joy because he was a walking testimony of this psalm. Join me as we unpack the biblical truths packed into Psalm 138:3.
It is thought to be David that wrote Psalm 138. It is grouped together with other Psalms that were known as "Songs of Ascent". This psalm was sung by pilgrims as they went up to Jerusalem to worship in the Temple.
Psalm 138 is such an encouraging psalm. We have discovered already through all our devotionals that David was well qualified to write the words of Psalm 138. He knew very well that when he was in distress and called out to God, God heard him. God heard his prayer and he answered him by filling him with His boldness and David's soul was strengthened.
The words in this psalm are a promise for you and me too.
How is your week going?
What are you struggling with today?
Read Psalm 138:3 in the other translations (click on the verse above). Let it marinate in your heart and write it out in your journal and then pray it. Revisit it a few times today so that the truth in it settles deep in your heart. As your heart comprehends this biblical truth, you will find those horrible feelings of anxiety diminish.
What does the Bible say about boldness?
Here is a biblical definition of boldness:
Boldness is an attitude of strong confidence in God, such that godly things are said and done openly without fear of the consequences. (defined by simplybible.com)
Do you need God to strengthen your soul?
Trust Him to come and fill you with His Holy boldness. God fills us with the Holy Spirit who is bold and courageous. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline." You don't have to find your courage and strength on your own. You simply just have to invite God into your situation and submit to the Holy Spirit
Scriptures on boldness
What does the bible say about boldness? Here are some bible verses on boldness for times when you need an extra dose of encouragement.
1 Corinthians 16:13, "Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong."
Let Psalm 138:3 encourage and strengthen your soul today. Remember that you are God's treasure.
Bible affirmation: Spirit of boldness
When I call on God He will answer me.
God will make me bold and strengthen my soul.
God fills me with His Holy Spirit and makes me bold and courageous in every situation.
Free printable prayer journal
Have you seen our free printable prayer journal that was specifically designed for our 30 Psalms challenge on anxiety? You can download it here. You can use it to go deeper as you ponder all the above scripture verses on boldness.
Pray for boldness:
Join me in praying Psalm 138:3.
Thank you, Father, that you count every hair on my head. You have great plans for my life and You have promised to make me bold and strong when I am afraid. Thank You that I can come boldly into Your throne of grace, directly into Your presence anytime and all the time because of Jesus' death on the cross. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit that will make me strong and courageous. Amen.
You will find the 30 Psalms For Anxiety, Fear, Worry, And Depression bible plan HERE It will have the list of 30 Bible verses that we are using for 30 days for our bible challenge.
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