I am ashamed to admit that I still find myself questioning God and not fully trusting Him and His promises. I am definitely getting better at it, but it is not 100% natural to turn directly to Him first. When I have to face my fears in certain situations, I find I battle in my mind before I turn to God.
Today in Psalm 56, we read:
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?
“In God We Trust” can be see on our money. We say these words in our pledge of allegiance and our national anthem. It is easy to say in the pledge, or sing about, or even read. But, is it that easy to apply to our lives when we face a fear?
King David experienced all kinds of fears, anxieties, and pain. Just because he loved the Lord didn’t mean his life was easy. Psalm 56 shows us that he was fearing for his life. It proves to us that when he was afraid, he put his trust in God.
When we believe in God we have a choice. We can choose to live in fear, or we can choose give our fear to God and let our faith turn into trust. When we turn to God our perspective changes. We can focus on how big God is instead of how big our fear is. Our faith will grow as we remember that God is for us and we can trust in His promises.
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. 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?