When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? Psalm 56:3
Wow! How I remember reciting this Bible verse with my children so many
times over while we sang along with our Steve Green’s, “Hide em’ in your heart, Bible verse songs.” When I am afraid I will trust in You, trust in You, trust in You…
Now, so many years later I am finding myself struggling. Battling fear, panic, anxiety, over the situation I find myself and my family in. Yes, circumstances way beyond our control. With a brain tumor and more health challenges and disability for my husband, along with very little work, due to the economy, for our construction company of over 30 years. Hit hard? My Oh my! Now, on the brink of losing everything we’ve worked so hard for. We are facing foreclosure and bankruptcy, with not a clue about where we will go or what we are to do.
Tears? So many tears. Whispers from up above? O yes! Like; when you are afraid, trust Me… I am your strength and salvation! Just trust Me! I am in control of your life! I will never leave you or forsake you! I am your Refuge and Tower of Truth and Strength! I take care of My own! I am good, I am love. Your future is bright with hope because of My faithfulness, not because of your cleverness…
What horrible and unexpected tempest are you facing right now? What are you afraid of? What are those overwhelming and uncontrollable causes of your daily discouragements and depression?
Coming from someone who is presently in the same boat that you are in, I am here to say, “remember!” “Don’t forget!” God is bigger than whatever it is you are facing today! He is your source of strength and power, to move forward in the drudgery of your relentless and unending life journey. God is there with you as you climb that difficult and treacherous mountain. He is holding your hand as you descend deep into those more confining, uncomfortable and mosquito infested areas of the valley below. And finally, who else but God, would you want with you when you are called upon to just sit quietly still, feeling powerless as you wait for answers. Solutions. Miracles!
Let’s do each other a huge favor and let’s just trust God together. You and I know that He loves us, that He is still on His throne, that He is all powerful and more than able to rescue and deliver. We’ve heard these things so many times already. Now comes the hard part, actually believing and trusting God, conquering that ever so real and paralizing fear and panic with faith.Victorious and conquering faith, through the power of God, the One who loves and cares for you eternally and ever so relentlessly!
I really want to hear from you and even if I don’t hear from you, I want you to know that I am praying for YOU!
The LORD is your strength and salvation. Trust Him!
Vivian May Edwards
The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1