"Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?" (Psalm 56:3-4)
It has been on my heart to challenge you to read something specific in the Word today. (However, I confess that I did not know what that specific portion was when I sat down to write.) If you will take a step into my journey with me, I would like to encourage all who would read to call out what causes fear and bring it to the Lord.
My mother faces her third major surgery in her battle with cancer this morning. I am not afraid of cancer, but I am afraid of feeling helpless when she is hurting. I am afraid of not being able to do anything in my ability to make her feel better.
The verse above has been a staple for me since I first read and truly absorbed it a few years ago. I love how David admitted that he was afraid. He knew not to wear a mask and hide it, but to expose it and bring it before the Lord. It's okay to know that we are helpless when we know the Helper. It's okay to bring our weakness to the Source of our strength.
I challenge you to read the portion of David's story that stirred in him to write this specific Psalm. It is found in 1 Samuel 21:10-15. He was on the run from Saul, and found himself in enemy territory. He had reason to fear, but he knew his God. Whatever circumstances you find yourself in today, whatever the circumstances of your loved ones...you can trust in the Lord. You can trust in His Word.
Father, You are worthy of my trust. Everything that would cause fear in me is no match for You. I will trust in You. I will trust in Your Word. In Jesus' Name. Amen.