Psalm 56:3-In the day when I am afraid, I will trust in You.
The Psalmist in this text is not declaring that he is never faced with the opportunity to fear, but when fear tries to attach itself to Him, He will not be afraid, but instead, He will trust God.
David had many opportunities in his life to fear. I will name a couple of them. (1) When faced with a bear as he tended his father's sheep, he chose courage and killed it. In the face of torment, David faced the giant Goliath and defeated him too.
Each time David faced the giant called “fear”, he chose faith in God and obtained the victory over each situation.
We are living in a time where "fear" has grasp the hearts and minds of many people.
Fear is everywhere. It is in every community, every workplace, every home, every neighborhood, every family, every major decision, every church, every affairs of life, etc.
Why is fear in all these places? Because people who fear are in all these and many more places.
Fear is common to all of us at one time or another in all of our lives. What we do with it is the key. Not will we have the opportunity to fear, but what will we do when it shows up?
Fear! What is it? A painful emotion or passion excited by an expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger. To afright; to terrify.
In scripture, fear is used in many terms. In the fear of the Lord, fear is not used to express that man should be afraid of God, but fearing God for the Christians means having a holy awe or reverence of God for who He is.
When David says that he will trust in God when fear appears, he is simply saying that when the opportunity to be afraid comes his way, He will find confidence, hope, trust and help in knowing who God is and what He is able to do on his behalf.
Faith! What is it? Hebrews 11:1 give us a clear definition of it. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
In other words, faith is "trusting" in something that cannot be proven at the time you speak of having it in any given circumstance or situation with an assurance or confidence in God,
Trusting or having faith in God is taking Him at His word. Faith itself cannot be seen, but the evidence of it can.
Faith does not have to wait to be receive. Scripture says it is "NOW"! We can have faith as soon as we believe and speak the Word of God over it out of our mouth.
Faith in God allows us to not sink into despair, worry, anxiety or pressure when it comes.
Faith in God calls us to find hope, expectation, comfort, peace and rest in all circumstances.
In trusting God and taking Him at His Word, we can expect Him to deliver us from all evil and to deliver every promise He makes to us.
The promises of God are ye and amen in Christ Jesus according to scripture.
1 John 4:18a There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear
People of God, let today be the day that we all turn our fears into freedom by speaking the Word of God over every situation or circumstances that tries to paint fear as the picture we are supose to view from instead of faith in the scriptures.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you.