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

What are you afraid of? What are the things that you worry incessantly about and keep you up at night? For David in this particular Psalm, it was his terrifying circumstance of being captured by the Philistines at Gath. Whether he would live to see the next day was uncertain, and he was filled with great fear. We can imagine David writing this Psalm with trembling hands as his heart pounded quickly against his chest. Great terror was upon him and he begged God for immediate intervention.

Yet we also see David’s great hope in verse 3 as he turns his eyes away from his problems and to his great God, proclaiming that in the midst of fear, he would still choose to trust wholeheartedly that God would deliver him. It was this very faith and steadfast confidence in God that enabled David to get past his troubling time, bringing with him an amount of peace and assurance that God would take care of him.

So – back to the original question: What do you fear? It may be financial difficulties, relationship troubles, health concerns or more. It is normal for poor circumstances and uncertain futures to steal our peace, yet may David’s faith be an encouragement to us all. Our good Father knows what we need before we even can articulate it. He beckons us to pass Him our worries and deepest fears, in exchange for a joy and peace that surpasses all understanding. After all, we were not made to be slaves to fear, but to have a deep assurance that as children of God, our Father will surely take care of our every need.

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June 28, 2023 — TCCO (Troubleshooting)