As the conversation progressed, the subject of the evils found within the political realm and in the world engulfed the topics. This is where my "Holy Spirit" senses perked up.
"I will fear no evil" kept echoing in my ear. Yes, there is unspeakable evil in this world we live in - evil so overwhelming that it literally takes your breath away; but God is with us. I am a firm believer in what the Word says about "the return policy."
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; For whatever a man sows he will also reap." Galatians 6:7
This verse in Psalm 23 does not mean that fear or evil will not come but it does mean that I choose not to fear because God is ALWAYS with me. It means that God is greater than whatever comes against me. It means that He is larger than fear. It means that fear does not come from Him. It means that evil has to come through Him before it can even approach me!
Over and over again God confirms His Word:
Psalm 3:6 - "I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side."
Psalm 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?"
Psalm 49:5 - "Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me--"
Isaiah 43:2 - "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.