Thought for the Day #367

AFRAID -  BUT TRUSTING

 

Psalms 56:1-4 (New American Standard Bible)

Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me. 2 My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me.  3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee.  4 In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?

 

David cried unto the Lord about his many enemies. He was oppressed by many who wanted to destroy him, especially King Saul and his forces. No matter how great the threat, David determined to trust in the Lord.

 

We too, are constantly bombarded by those who lay in wait to destroy us. The evil ones of both Hell and this world constantly conspire to bring us down to destruction.

 

Let us learn from David. The secret to survival is found in the Lord, not our own ability.

 

Many feel condemned when they feel fear resulting from the enemy’s attack. They have plenty of so-called “friends” who are quick to accuse them of having weak faith when confronted by the forces arrayed before them.

 

Don’t listen to your accusers. Put your faith in God, as David did. You will not only survive, you will conquer and enjoy victory over them all.

 

Our human frailty my cause us to fear, but trust in almighty God in spite of our fear will bring us through to ultimate victory.

 

It is not sinful to feel fear, but it is fool-hardy to lean upon one’s own ability. We can Fear and have faith at the same time. Your trust in God overcomes your natural fear.

 

Trust in Him and watch the demise of your enemies.

 

Prayer:

 

Dear Lord, I admit that I am overcome with fear. I know that I am too weak to do battle against my enemies. I know my strength is failing as I watch their consuming rage about me.

 

I call upon you, Oh God, as King David did.  I choose to put my trust in You. I shall be preserved and find the victory in Your strength. Destroy my enemies who would conspire against me. Keep me in the hollow of your hand. I pray in the name of your only begotten Son; my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.