Read: Psalm 62:1-12
Do you remember the last time you were afraid? Was it an actual fear of danger or merely anxious concern? Maybe it was a feeling of hopelessness. The source of these emotions is Satan. He uses fear as a weapon to attack our faith in God.
One of my favorite scriptures when I'm feeling afraid, overwhelmed or anxious is: “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge” (Psalm 62:5-8 NLT).
I was trying to explain this to my 10-year-old son who has been struggling with a fear of the dark. Instead of telling him he had nothing to be afraid of, I tried to get him to come to that conclusion himself. I asked him what he was learning in KidSpring, our children’s program. He said he was learning about God's promises.
“What are some of God's promises?” I asked.
"God promises to love me forever, watch over me, and help me in times of trouble," he said. With a huge smile on my face, I said, "Yes! Exactly! So next time you start feeling afraid, what should you do?"
He smiled back at me and said, "Remember God's promises!"
We, too, can remember God’s promises in Psalm 62 whenever we feel afraid.
Do you believe God keeps His promises? Do you trust Him completely?
What makes you afraid?
Where do you turn when you are afraid, worried, or feeling overwhelmed?