“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” – Psalm 56:3
What you fear most may be exactly where Satan is targeting you the most. He preys on insecurity, anxiety, and distress – trying to persuade us that God is powerless, unconcerned or distant. Even King David, a man after God’s own heart, asks – “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?"
God is not powerless; His power is immeasurable great (Eph. 1:19), God is not unconcerned towards you; He cares for you as a Father for his child (1 Pet. 5:7). And God is not distant; He is near to all who call on Him (Psa. 145:18). But He can feel far away when we are afraid.
David could face horrifying trials, when he put his trust in God, even his praise, in God’s word. He anchored his pain and longing on specific promises of God.
When we trust Jesus, He will be our stay and our dialogue will be changed from ”I’m afraid” to “I shall not be afraid, what can flesh do to me?”