This week Kathryn Noble shares some thoughts to encourage and empower us to get through the next seven days as she chooses a few songs to help us in our times of worship
But in the day that I’m afraid, I lay all my fears before you and trust in you with all my heart.
Psalms 56 v 3 The Passion Translation
You are not superhuman!
What a strange opening phrase, you say. But isn’t it true that so often we think as Christians that we cannot feel fear, or we shouldn’t worry or experience anxiety of some kind. Don’t we condemn ourselves for feeling weak when God says in Him we are strong? It’s ok to have these feelings. We are not superhuman. But let’s make a point of ensuring that they lead us to the One who is more than able to see us through the trials that make us feel afraid, weary or powerless.
In this Psalm, David is full of fear. He knows a very real enemy who is against him. Yet what comes from his mouth are words of praise and thanksgiving. He repeats the words trust, praise and thanks because he knows that this will turn his focus around. It’s not necessarily easy to do this though when you’re faced with a nightmare situation where there appears to be no end. It takes discipline to change your vocabulary. But in reminding God of all He has done and of His promises to us, we see a powerful change take place, a new resolve to stand in victory because ‘this one thing I know: God is on my side’ (Ps 56:9 TPT).
Let’s take some time today to thank God for who He is, for what He has done and for how He will carry us through the struggles we might be facing.
The roaring praises of God fill my heart!
Psalm 56 v 4 (TPT)