Sunday, October 27
When I Am Afraid
Today's reading: Psalm 56:1-13
David certainly had his fair share of distress and hard situations. And thankfully for us, he wrote about them. I love how so many of David's psalms let us know that we too are going to encounter difficulty as we live for God. But more importantly, I'm thankful for the example David gives us of how to respond when we're in the middle of hard and distressing circumstances.
"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?. . . This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? I must perform my vows to you, O God; I will render thank offerings to you." (vs. 3-4, 9-12)
Whatever you're going through today, God knows, and He cares. So make use of these powerful words from David. Say them out loud as a prayer to God, and use them as a reminder that God is near, trustworthy and is for you! Tami
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