Fear strikes at times we least expect it.
Does being a believer insure you from being afraid? No is the answer.
Is being afraid something to be ashamed about? Again, no is the answer. The Bible honestly shows us how great saints of God were afraid at certain difficult times in their lives. We also see God encouraging them saying, “Do not be afraid.” Many times this comes along with the assurance, “I am with you.”
David, before and after he became King, went through many troubles and trials. Though very bold and courageous, he sometimes despaired. At one such moment he realises the best thing he could do. He said, “When I am afraid, I will trust in you (Psalm 56:3).”
You can trust in God whenever you feel that God is not answering your prayers.
You can trust in God when lusts and temptations violently knock and keep knocking.
You can trust in God when fear of the future and finances and family needs worry you.
You can trust in God when your health is failing and you do not have a job.
You can trust in God when fear of nuclear holocaust, wars, economic breakdowns and natural disasters strike.
The list is practically endless. But remember the best thing you can do when afraid is to say along with David, “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”
Confess to God all your fears. And confidently tell him, “I will trust in you.” God will deliver you from all your fears and your face will not be covered with shame (Psalm 34:4, 5)! So, trust God.