Day 106

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!)
fear.jpegDavid 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


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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