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Friday, June 12

Praising While Learning To Trust In The Lord

“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. 4 In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?”   (Psalms 56:3-4)

The goal for every believer professing to be a follower of Christ is to walk the path laid out by our Lord Jesus Christ, Free of all fear. Honestly, Who can testify that they always practice this verse: “In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid”? (Psalm 56:11). We are talking about David, a man who had learned to pay the price by spending time in God’s presence and yet he, at times found himself doubting and fearing “I will lift up my eyes to the hills, From whence comes my help?” Psalms 121:1; so it is neither secret nor a surprise that we may be troubled at times by silly worries. Our common experience is that our trust in God is mingled with episodes of worry. But if you notice David’s life, as he found himself worried at times; many of his best Psalms come from learning to trust in God in the midst of any trial or tribulation; David Learned To Praise our Lord while learning to trust in Him.

Even the apostle Paul, who wrote many of the New Testament letters, had some anxieties. He confessed to the Corinthians, “I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling” (1 Corinthians 2:3). While he was in Philippi with his partner Silas preaching the gospel, Paul deliver a young lady from an evil spirit, Paul and Silas were thrown in jail, right at midnight “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.” So don’t worry that you have worries! Don’t pretend you never have them. Start to imitate those biblical characters and learn to sing praises to our Lord as you learn to trust in His promises. Bring all your anxieties to Jesus, who is the all-compassionate Friend, who knows your every thought and emotion, “For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether” (Psalm 139:4). With compassion, He says to you, “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). Ask Him for the grace to help you overcome your fears and worries. Then, “wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14).

On your journey through life, learn to Praise the Lord and “whenever you’re afraid, trust in the Lord” (Psalm 56:3)

Blessings I pray to all! See you Sunday!!