Day 58 – When I Am Really Afraid…
‘When I get really afraid I come to you in trust’ Ps. 56:3 MSG
Life is full of challenges and we are often faced with many uncertain circumstances. To say that we do not sometimes, or even often, get confronted with fearful situations would not be completely correct. Whoever you are; however rich you are, whatever age you are, as long as you are still in this world, the chances are high that you have and will still face some circumstances that will really make you afraid. The good news is that the bible tells us what to do.
What struck me in this verse is the word ‘when’! It did not say ‘if’. This presents a dimension of certainty that we will face situations in life that will make us to be really afraid! Interestingly, the psalmist simply stated what he does when he is confronted with real fear – he simply comes to God in trust! We simply need to do the same when we are faced with real fearful situations.
The key word here is ‘Trust’. It is a noun, and it is defined as ‘reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc. of a person or thing; confidence’. The dictionary goes ahead to present it this way – ‘a person on whom or thing on which one relies: God is my trust’. What an appropriate example!
Therefore, when you are really afraid, come to God confidently, knowing of certainty that He is well able to deliver you from your problem, whatever it is, and however big and scary it might be. When you are faced with life issues, tell yourself and the situation, ‘God is my trust, therefore I will not fear’. God bless you. Amen.
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