Your Response to Fear
“When I am afraid I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God do I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?” – Psalm 56:3-4
Right away I notice the psalmist writes “when I am afraid,” not if I am afraid. Fear comes naturally to us at times. It can actually be either good or bad.
Fear is an emotion, an emotion that need not control us, but one that can advise us of danger.
The question is not about if I am afraid then I will trust. We will at times be afraid. Contrary to something I have heard preached, fear is not sin.
As I already said, fear is an emotion. Still we need not be controlled by our emotions. Instead let fear trigger our run to God response. He can be trusted to bring us through the trial. Ask him for instructions. Listen carefully and then follow his instructions.
You need not live as a captive to your fear.
These morning meditations written by Christian believer and author, Patricia Hawkins, offer them for your personal edification. You may contact Patricia at email@example.com.