“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3) – as seen on the Jack’s Winning Words blog.
Of course the Psalm was referring to God and most of us probably have turned to Him on more than one occasion. One can imagine God sitting at a big desk in Heaven with a sign “The Buck Stops Here” sign on it. After all there is nowhere else to go; no higher authority than God.
People with children or even pets know what it feels like to be the one in whom trust is placed. Most children run to their parents when they are afraid and many pet will do the same if frightened. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to sit calming our shivering dogs when there is thunder and lightning outside. Little did they know how I was calming my own fears.
Fear shouldn’t be the only thing that drives us to seek God’s help. Life is full of confusing or perplexing moments for which we could use the reassurance that everything will be alright if we just put our trust in God. Life also hits us with many times of sadness, due to the loss of a loved one or a great disappointment. Those are also times that we should find shelter and strength in God’s hands. We may also have times of doubt in ourselves and our ability to accomplish something or to weather a bad situation. Those are the times that knowing God is on your side and there to help you will give you the confidence to carry on.
So, before you face each day and whatever trials you may encounter; give yourself the advantage of having God with you throughout the day. Say a little prayer and ask Him to stay by your side and guide and help you through the day. That way, when you do hit something that requires His help, he’ll already be there with you and you won’t have to be afraid.
Have a great and fearless day!