In times of unrest and uncertainty my heart becomes afraid. With all of the turmoil going on in the world around me I find myself troubled with questions for which I do not have answers. It seems that the voices of the wicked are growing louder and louder; everywhere I turn there is violence. Each day the battle seems to draw nearer and nearer. Then I pause to remember that I may not have the answer, I may not know what to do; but, I serve a God who sees the beginning and the end.
“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; And forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth” Isaiah 51:12-13a
“Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.” Jeremiah 1:8
When I focus on my God, knowing full well the might of His power, my fears seem to fade away. He brings perspective as I am reminded that regardless of the forces about me, He is the final authority completely in control of all situations affecting my life. He seems tomorrow when today has just begun, as today He maneuvers me into the exact location of preparedness to face whatever tomorrow will bring.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2
So as the noise increases around me I will continue to trust in the God of my salvation, the source of my strength and my song. When I am afraid, I will continue to trust in Him.
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” Psalm 56:3-4