Today’s Reading – Psalms 56, 120, and 140-142
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise — in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me? Psalms 56:3-4 NIV
For me reading the Psalms of David within the context of the events of David’s life brings them to reality. (That’s why reading the Bible chronologically can be such an eye opener!)
David has every reason to feel fear.
His life is threatened.
People are pursuing him from every direction and yet . . .
David has a calm about him.
David says, “when I am afraid.”
Trusting God will not eliminate fear from your life.
Trusting God will give you the courage to face your fears.
The existence of fear in your life is not the antithesis of faith.
The existence of fear in your life is the opportunity to let loose your faith.
So, what are you afraid of?
Tomorrow’s Reading – I Samuel Chapters 25-27