Daily D – Psalm 56:3

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Psalm 56:3  “But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.” (NLT)

Why does the Bible include 366 commands to Fear Not? Why are we told so often to stop being afraid? Because God is bigger than whatever causes us fear. Nothing we ever face is capable of getting between us and God’s love for us. (See Romans 8:35 and following.)

King David gives us perspective. David knew fear. He also knew God. He knew which was bigger, stronger, faster. He knew who to turn to when the hair stood up on his neck and his heart pounded.

“But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.”

He ran to his rock, his refuge, his hiding place. 

He remembered what God had done for him before.

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book,” (verse 8).

God’s watch-care included a book of sorrows. 

David trusted God because God was trustworthy. God knew all about where had been and what he had experienced. He knew the wins and the losses. This gave Dave confidence.

“I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?” (Verse 11).

1. Some experiences are fearful.
2. God is bigger than whatever we fear.
3. God knows all about our sorrows.
4. We overcome fear when we look back with gratitude.
5. We lean forward in confidence because God is more than enough for whatever we face.

I will put my trust in God.

Our Father, I will put my trust in you. Amen.


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