Psalm 56:3 in the New King James Version says: “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” All the other English bible versions say basically the same. None of them say “if” but “when” or “whenever.” Although we all know a few folks who boast they are never afraid or that they fear nothing, we all know that’s hogwash, for everybody is afraid of something at one time or another.
This verse may be short but it has a clear message which serves us as great advice. Regardless of what it is, if you are afraid of something today, you can bring it to God, ask Him to help you, and then just lean back and trust Him. There is no better formula than that, and we can use it as often as we need to. If we had anyone other than the Lord, then we would have reason to worry and fear. Such was the case of the man who once told his friend he was worried because he had to come up with a thousand dollars in thirty days. When his friend told him “You’ve got nothing to worry about”, it made him feel better about it. He started worrying again ten days before he had to pay his debt. Once more, his friend told him the same and it eased him a bit. The day before the deadline he came back to his friend. This time his friend told him: “Okay, now you can start worrying.” Not so with the Lord, you can always trust Him and when you do, He will always help you and will also chase your worries and fears away.
Memory verse for the week: (Proverbs 17:27 KJV) “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.”