Bible Ballistics: BBs #266 When I Am Afraid???
We’ve shared some pretty heavy subjects lately, but then I’ve had a heavy burden from the Lord. But today I’d like to share a brief word of encouragement to hopefully brighten your day. We all have things facing us, which may bring alarm and/or fear; but whether it’s health issues, financial issues, family problems, work crises, or just plain frustration and confusion in this crazy world we live in, God has a word for us today.
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” Psalm 56:3
I love this verse for it’s simple power. We all have times of fear, be it justified or imagined, and that fear must be dealt with. Yet our loving God, who knew we would have to face fear, reminds us that He has us, and the issues that we are facing, in His mighty hand, and we can trust it all to HIM! Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise HIM!!! He is trustworthy and He never fails—NEVER!
“For the Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over: 24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever.” Joshua 4:23-24
Joshua had a message of encouragement for the children of Israel, and that message is as true today as it was those thousands of years ago. Just as our God was faithful to lead and protect His children then, HE is still on the throne watching over His children today—those who have come to Him by repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is working through every detail in our life to grow us as well as to glorify Himself through our faithfulness in those fearful times. We are the display case for the power of God!!! But what are we displaying? That is up to us, so let’s choose wisely, because our God never fails! And He IS able!
“Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.” Psalm 89:13
But what is our part? Our part is to yield our will to His, to trust Him to direct our steps and provide for our every need, to humble ourselves before God and submit ourselves, as believers, to one another.
“Likewise, ye younger,
submit yourselves unto the elder.
Yea, all of you
be subject one to another,
and be clothed with humility:
for God resisteth the proud,
and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you
in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:5-7
I hope this bit of encouragement will bless you in this middle of the week, and I pray that God will guide, direct and comfort your heart, regardless of what fears may be looming around you. Remember—look up, trust His grace, and press on!!!
“A word fitly spoken
is like apples of gold
in pictures of silver.” Proverbs 25:11
Amen and amen!