In our past when we were afraid we had to hide our fear and we chose bizarre ways to do it. Anger-pride-defensiveness anything to guard the truth. But our God will keep His word. We can rest in Him. We can trust Him even when we can’t trust ourselves.
Psalm 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
We do not have to stay “camped” in our fear. I have heard it said, “FEAR is actually FAITH in the enemy’s plan for me” so when I am afraid and I decide to not turn fear to trust then I reside in the plan of the enemy of my soul. Break camp and pull up the tent stakes where we have been asleep and let faith and trust arise within us.
Trust is an investment. It is not the same as Grace. “Grace is given – Trust is earned” in these times of division and fear of the future. We can run out of trust even when God will never run out of grace. When we invest our trust in God alone we release the gates of grace and the Holy Spirit floods the dry hard places of our wounded hearts. —” in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” The Grace of God is the arms that carry us to a place of trust and rest.
Standing on the truth that God alone is faithful and trusting Him because He does what He says He will do allows us to walk in the Grace of God that brings us into His rest and peace.
— in God I trust and am not afraid. Trust in God means that the truth is what God says no matter what man thinks.
—What can mere mortals do to me? The fear of man is birth from the lies of man.
Pastor Larry McKenna