Devotional: It’s Not “If” We are Afraid, But “When”

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” (Psalm 56:3)

Good morning! One has to appreciate the honestly here in David’s words. He does not say “if” I am afraid. He says “when.” David been captured by the Philistines (an account found in 1 Samuel 21) and did not hold back on his fear.

Nor should we.

Yet, in our fear, we must also remember the God who instills our faith. He knows what we are dealing with, keeping “count of our tossings” and putting our “tears in [his] bottle” (v. 8).

Trust in God turns into thanks, into praise, into worship, and into a realization that God has us even in death. Sometimes though, trust is a still, quiet understanding that God has us. Thanks to Christ, we always remember this phrase “Immanuel,” which means, “God with us” (read Matthew 1:21-25).


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