When afraid, trust in God’s promise

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Column by Shirley Jones

By Shirley Jones


“When I am afraid … I will trust the promises of God.” Psalm 56: 3-4

Have you any idea how much it’s costing you to fear things that never happen? 

Meteorologists say that a fog capable of covering seven city blocks is made up of only one glass of water, divided into 60 million particles. But when it settles, it can obscure your entire vision. A little fear can do the same thing.

Why do almost half of us suffer from stress-related disorders? 

Because instead of walking by faith, we think we’re supposed to fly like jets on supercharge all the time –  and we pay for it in terms of fear and anxiety.

It’s so easy for fear to replace faith because they’ve got something in common –  both challenge you to believe that what you can’t see, is about to happen.

Fear will convince you to run from something that’s not after you at all. Billy Sunday said, “Fear knocked at my door. Faith answered. There was no one there.”

But how do I overcome this fear?  By faith – and faith comes by hearing the word of God, Romans 10: 17. Begin to feed your faith on the scriptures, and watch your fears starve to death.

David says, “When I am afraid, I will … trust the promises of God.” You have got to do the same. If you spend the first 15 minutes of every morning filling your mind with God’s word,  there’s no room left for worry. So today, get into God’s word and you’ll discover that God’s god everything under control.