Psalm 56:2 O Most High, 3 when I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I am not afraid; what can flesh do to me?
I really like the picture I chose to go along with the blog post this morning. It’s a message I need to hear. Again. Now, to the scriptures…
Psalm 56 was written by King David when he was imprisoned by the Philistines for a time. He’s in a tight spot, but David is not afraid. Why not? Because God has proven himself faithful to David over many years.
I’m not often afraid, but I do get anxious about things. My problem isn’t, then, fear but worry. It’s a variation of fear. I can tie myself up in knots sometimes trying to figure things out. What about this? What about that? I can make myself crazy trying to predict the future and prepare for every eventuality.
This morning David’s psalm reminds me that I can trust the Lord in this and all things. Why? Because God has proven himself trustworthy over many years. God has never let me down. Not once. Not ever. I need not be afraid, or anxious, or fearful. I can have confidence, not in my own capacity to predict the future and make the right choices, but I can trust in the Lord, for he is good.
How about you? Are you worried today? Are you anxious about things? Today, let’s cast our cares on the Lord – like David did.
Heavenly Father, you hold us in the palm of your hand. This does not mean we are free from the struggles of life, but it DOES mean we can trust you to see us through. We need not worry. We need not fear. This morning we ask for grace to stand in your peace that passes understanding. For we ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.