Put Your Trust In The Lord
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
4 In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust;
I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
How great is the Lord that created us! Though we sin, He still loves us and sent His Son to die for us so we could have even more of a chance to be with Him. It’s not a difficult procedure. Romans 10:9-10 states the following:
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
We live in an uncertain world at the moment. We are pounded with words on all sides that can bring fear to the heart of people…pandemic, vaccines, shootings, looting, job loss, financial loss, etc. In these times, we need a Savior who can calm our fears, strengthen our spirit, and lead us in the right direction. The fact is, we’ve always had a Savior. He’s always been there and He’s not going anywhere. With Jesus, we don’t have to fear the unknown. We don’t have to fear what man can do to us. We don’t have to fear what we see going on in the world around us. We don’t have to fear nor be anxious about our needs.
29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek [f]the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. (Luke 12:29-31).
Fear can be an overwhelming emotion that can strike at any moment. It can lead to anxiety and depression. The Lord gives us direction on how to overcome fear:
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; He is their help and their shield. (Psalm 115:11)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. (Isaiah 43:1-2)
Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” (Isaiah 35:4)
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Hold these scriptures close to your heart. Do not allow fear to consume you. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to do the following:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
When we put our trust in the Lord, it removes a great weight from our shoulders. The enemy, or even people, will always try to lure us into fearful thoughts. They will always try to feed you the negative instead of the positive. If fear is allowed to consume you, then you end up in a weakened state. In this weakened state, the enemy can attack your mind which further weakens you. No matter what your situation is, you must remain strong in spirit and this comes when you pray, read the Word of God and sing praises to the Lord. Each one is a weapon and also provides the strength you need to endure your situation.
Today, be determined to surrender your fear and concerns to the Lord and allow Him to carry it. Trust that He will see you through your situation and watch His mighty hand work!
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7)
If you aren’t saved or you’re not sure, take a moment to speak to Jesus. Confess your sins to Him and ask His forgiveness. Then simply tell Him you accept Him as your Lord and personal Savior and that you believe He is the Son of God and died for your sins. Commit to turning away from your sins and to make better changes in your life. The Word of God, the Bible, will direct you on what to do. Seek out a Pastor or Church to learn more about the Word of God. Then allow the Lord work in your life.