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“Freed from ALL my fears” Really? Q & R with Brad Jersak

A reader was struggling through Psalm 34 and sent this insightful cluster of questions: QUESTION I was reading in 1 Peter 3 and Peter quotes a scripture from Psalm 34:12-16. It starts out good but by verses 15-16, David starts to develop a different picture of the Lord than what I'm used to. God is "attentive" to the righteous but His "face is against those who do evil." And the verse even closes with, "…to cut off the memory of them from the earth." If the writer is trying to develop a contrast between the godly and ungodly, I get it. Still, I want to believe that even in the depths of my sin, God is still there. And maybe my heart is ...