What Time I am Afraid

Sometimes there are moments when we feel fear grasp us in its clutches, we feel it grasping us by the throat and we struggle to breathe as the fear looms dark around us. We feel it deep in the pit of our stomach with a sickening wave of helplessness. It comes as moments of self doubt, inward moments filled with the realization that we are not capable of facing what lies ahead. It comes with feelings of the unknown, feelings arising from our lack of control over a situation we find ourselves facing. It comes, because try as we might, we are unable to fix, control, or undo things behind or things ahead.

Whatever it might be, it invades our mind spreading a cloud of despair, taking away our joy and our peace. It leaves us feeling isolated and alone. In those moments of darkness we are reminded of our smallness, our insignificance within ourselves. Those are the moments we are to cry out to the One of absolute power and strength, the One who can calm our fears. Our Heavenly Father . . .

“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” Psalms 56:3

“I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass” Isaiah 51:12

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6

“And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

“And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.” 2 Samuel 22:2-3

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27

“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” Psalms 56:3

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