Since this is my Dad’s birthday I find this speaks to me
Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
After my Dad died in a farming accident I was very upset and sad (a common reaction following an unexpected death). I found later that even though God had been part of my life I was in need of further consolation. Psalm 23 was my favorite but since Phillis has this the Psalm 27:1 gives me the same sort of feeling. The Lord does not give us more than we can handle I have been told. It took me a while to come to grips with the accident and recalling that now I feel that it was his strength that helped me to realize that this was better than having him be disabled or worse. He was a faithful man and I knew he had gone to heaven. Following this experience I never was afraid of dying.
One time in Juneau there was a email going around with different questions and the one I remember most is what do you fear. I sat a long time and this is the thought that came into my head which I have not forgotten.,..I really don’t think I am afraid of anything or anyone. I trust God will always be there and give me courage and strength to meet challenges in my life.