Trust > Fear

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Psalm 56:1 Be gracious to me, O God, for people trample on me; all day long foes oppress me; 2 my enemies trample on me all day long, for many fight against me. O Most High, 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…

The writer is afraid because it seems people are ganging up on him.  They are relentless and there seems to be no relief in sight. Then there’s “O Most High, when I am afraid I put my trust in you.”

For me, there are few things scarier than a huge problem with no apparent solution. Why? Because I like to think I’m good at dealing with problems. I can handle it! But sometimes I can’t. Then what? “I put my trust in you.”

I may not know how the Lord is going to get me out of a tough spot, but the psalmist is reminding me that I can still trust the Lord. Why? Because the Lord has saved my bacon SO MANY TIMES. This morning I’m searching my heart. I’m asking the Lord to reveal the places where I’m trying to carry my fears alone. And I’m asking for grace to, once again, put my trust in Him. Lord, let it be so. Amen.

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