Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! v.7 The Lord of Heavens Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.”
EVEN THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH YOU ARE BY MY SIDE – YOU ARE HERE WITH ME TO COMFORT –
We walk through many deaths on our way to becoming like Jesus. They hurt just like a real death. It feels strange to try to part with a habit or pattern that has become like skin to us – just like losing a person. Only this separation is harder in some ways – because you have to work to lose it – to get it to go away. And it leaves a scar and feels like surgery.
But the verses at the top, from Psalms let us know we aren’t doing this fight – this battle to push out destructive habits old comforts alone – we have the angel armies fighting for us and we have Gods hand to hold.