“WHEN I AM AFRAID, I PUT MY TRUST IN YOU”

Scripture:

Psalm 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Fear takes place because we put our focus on the problem that seems to be magnifying. Fear takes place because we think this problem is stronger than God who lives in us. Fear takes place when we think that problem is more real than God-given promises.

(Read more: LOOK BEYOND THE GIANTS)

It is normal if we have this fear. But don’t get carried away in this problematic situation. Living in fear is not the best place to thrive for believers. We need to get out of there by learning to put our trust in God. Surround ourselves with faith as it is our habitat.

The first step to believe in God is get to know Him. As I often share on hagahtoday.com that we can only believe in someone if we know him very well. That happens too with God. We definitely have trouble to believe if we don’t know who He is and what He is capable of. Know God by reading and pondering His word. John 1:1 says the Word is God Himself. We can learn His character, longing, promises through His Word.

Second step is do what we believe. After we learn the Truth, I am certain that your faith will rise. Romans 10:17 says that faith comes from the hearing of the Word of Christ. Therefore, do what we believe based on the Word. For instance, we have fear of giving tithe or offering. After we learn that God blesses our giving by multiplying it with added bonus that He will keep our lives, start to give based on those promises.

(Read more: WHEN GOD DIRECTS OUR LIFE)

If we do the two steps consistently, one day we will easily get out of any given fear. Now we know that when it comes threatening and frightening, we know where to run to: the promise of God that is more real than our fear. (Author: @mistermuryadi, Translator: @dollymuryadi)

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