WHEN I AM AFRAID

Scripture Reading: Psalm 56:1-13

“When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, whose name I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” (Psalm 56:3,4)

David learned what he needed to do when he became afraid. Throughout his life, he faced much conflict and danger — “Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me; all day long they press their attack. My slanderers pursue me all day long; many are attacking me in their pride” (vs. 1,2). Can you imagine how fearful David must have been? He was being hunted down by his enemies. He was constantly on the run, hiding in caves, in towns, and in the countryside.

In spite of this constant danger, David knew what he needed to do — “When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, whose name I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?”

How many times have we lived in fear because we did not trust in our loving and all powerful God? When we are afraid, we must turn to the One who is able to protect us and deliver us from our fears. We must put our trust in Him and begin to praise Him. When we do our focus changes from the source of our fears to the Source of our peace. Then we can join David in saying — “For You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life” (v. 13).

Lord God, when i am afraid, I will trust in You. I praise You and know that You are with me always. You will defend me, protect me, and deliver me from my fears. Indeed, I have nothing to fear! I can walk before You in the light of life.

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  1. BOBBY AND ALICE ADAMS says:

    Thank you for caring for others with you daily devotionals. We still miss you and all your beautiful sermons. We pray for you often. We would appreciate your prayers for all of Bobby’s health issues. Love and blessings. Alice and Bobby Adams

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