But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. – (Psalm 56:3, NLT)
When struck by fear, I let go, depending securely upon You alone. – (Psalm 56:3, VOICE)
When I get really afraid I come to You in trust. – (Psalm 56:3, MSG)
I so appreciate that these were the honest words prayed by the heart of David, who was a mighty warrior. As one who had fought lions, giants, armies, elements, exhaustion and having to endure the anguish of alone, he identified and admitted his fear, and recognized and ran to the One in whom he knew he could trust. God was faithful to be present and protect David, despite the times of trial that he endured. The very same God who was worthy of such trust for David, remains present, approachable and available for each of us today. If fear attempts to find footing, we have One to whom we can run. May we depend securely upon the Lord alone, for He is the One in whom we can place all of our trust.
When fear tries creep in,
May we turn to trust;
For our God alone,
Is faithful and just.
As we choose let go,
Give God all our fear;
He makes His heart known,
Through His drawing near.
To come still closer,
The Lord welcomes us;
To release each fear,
And trust in Jesus.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we are afraid, we can come to You and trust You to be present and faithful to remain with us. Thank You that You never leave us nor forsake us. Forgive us for choosing to remain frozen in our fears, rather than running to You and laying them at Your feet. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would bring You our every fear, and trust You to lead us and guide us through the spaces that seem far beyond what we are equipped to handle. Show us how to love well, every person that we encounter, so that they might gain glimpses of You through how we love. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust You when we are afraid, knowing that You are faithful; always. Amen.
Listen… be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. – Proverbs 23:19