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 what he is declaring is that in the times when fear tries to attach itself to Him, He will not be afraid, but instead, He will trust God.
In other words, David is saying that in time of fear, he chooses faith.
David had many opportunities in his life to fear. I will name a couple of them. (1) Whenfacedwith a bear as he tended his father's sheep, he chose courage and killed it. In the face of torment, David faced thegiantGoliath 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 of the future, fear of the economy, fear of tomorrow, fear of sickness, fear of other people's opinion, fear of financial hardships, fear of divorce, breakups, fear of death, fear of unemployment or no employment, fear of the past, fear of getting old, fear about what the world will be in the coming years for our children and grands, fear, fear, fear.
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?
Throughout the bible we hear the words "fear not" lift up off the pages in it's attempt or hope to comfort us with the fact that there is no need to fear for those who belong to God, for the Lord our God promises to be with us always, even unto the end of the world.
Fear! What is it? A painful emotion or passion excited by an expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger. To affright; 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,
Because ofour faith in God, we believe that whatever we are in need of God has already done it without the evidence before us to prove it.
Trusting or having faith in God is taking Him at His word. Faith itself cannot be seen, but the evidence of it can.
Even though we have yet to receive that which God has already decree for us to have by faith, we see the finish product of that which we hope for by faith through the spirit as already being done as we wait for it with expectation.
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.
The goal for all of us in the process growing our faith through the Word of God is to by faith, turn our fear into faith when the opportunity to fear suddenly or unexpectedly presents itself to us.
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.
People of God, trust God on today by turning your fears into faith through the lense of 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 for "FAITH" in the Word of God is the weapon that destroys "fear".