Trust: A biblical response to fear

Posted on August 16, 2014 · Posted in Worldview

The world is often a scary place. Life is full of things that you and I cannot control. We cannot will our children to safety. We cannot eliminate the things that bring fear from our lives. In response to these realities God calls us to trust him:

In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?

Psalm 56:4

Trust is believing and doing what God tells me in the Bible,  even when it is hard to do.

A prayer to trust God:

Father in heaven, please help me to trust you. Thank you that you are in control of everything and you do everything for my good. You have promised to care of me. Help me to believe and act on that, even when I’m afraid.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

From Get Wisdom!, by Ruth Younts

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.