Psalm 56:3 – “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”
David learned to trust in God when he was afraid (Ps. 56:3). His life was threatened many times by King Saul. He learned that God was his shield and deliverer even while he was a shepherd boy. When we are surrounded by the different storms in our life we are afraid, which is very normal. Jesus’ disciples were travelling with Him through the Sea of Galilee, when the storm started. In spite of having Jesus with them on their boat, they panicked. Jesus asked His disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:40). We see that Jesus calmed the storm.
When the Israelites had left Egypt, Pharaoh and his army pursued the Israelites. Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again” (Ex. 14:13). The Red Sea parted and the Israelites crossed through the dry ground of the Red Sea. Prophets who followed God were in danger of their lives for speaking the truth. Yet they regarded Yahweh God as their salvation, their strength and song (Isa. 12:2).
We need not be afraid of anything. Jesus is able to calm any number of storms that come into our life. He will cover us with His feathers, and under His wings shall we trust (Ps. 91:4). Like David, we should be able to say that, “The Lord is the strength of my life, whom shall I be afraid?” (Ps. 27:1). God has assured us, “Fear not, I am with you” (Isa. 41:10). Why then should we be afraid?