Farewell to Fear
The people of God became fearful where there was no fear: they were filled with consternation because they felt the threat of being overthrown by the wicked. It was a cycle of decreasing faith and increasing fears. Hence, the Great Protector reminded them that He had scattered the bones of an adversary and had put the enemy to shame. He refreshed their memory to abate their misgivings.
The passage addresses a common woe of man: fear, which often exists for no cause other than fear. Man's major fear is fear.
A wild, fearful imagination sees a storm in every cloud, a falling limb on every tree, a snake behind every log, and a death in every illness. The scared person sees more dangers than the world could possible hold.
O anxious people! O blind hearts! In what uncalled for fear we spend these few fleeting years! Where is our faith? If we are living in the promises of God, we have nothing to fear:
So with renewed faith we say, Farewell to fear.