When I am afraid, I will trust you. Psalm 56:3 ICB
Are you fearful about your future? Are you afraid something in your present is going to continue unending? Are you afraid your past is never gonna let you go?
Fear! It can be all-consuming. Tight chest. Heart racing. Insomnia. Disruptions with eating. Short fuse.
The Psalmist says “When I am afraid, I will trust you.”
We know the “who” of the trust placement is God.
The why of the trust? That is twofold.
1) We trust because the God of the Bible is on our side and wants what’s best for us: “To give us a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11.
And 2) We trust because of all He has brought us through so far. The Israelites were commanded to keep in mind forever all that God had done for them. We, too, would be wise to do the same.
Today, if you have not already started one- begin a journal listing all the things God has seen you through. The fact that you’re still here is a strong testimony. Others may not have made it this far but you have. That is huge. Do not downplay it. Make a journal. Record what God has seen you through and also the blessings He has given you. When you experience fear, and you will, pull out your journal and remind yourself of all the reasons you can trust God. When you can’t think of any more, turn to the Bible. Google “What does the Bible say about trusting God”. OpenBible.info has over 100 verses to start you on your way in a Biblical search for why we can trust God.
Until Next Time~