“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” (Psalm 56:3).
This verse sounds so beautiful, so comforting, so nice. I like it. I like it a lot.
And once you see the context in which this trust is uttered, you will like it even more. Here is the context:
Be merciful to me, my God,
for my enemies are in hot pursuit;
all day long they press their attack.
My adversaries pursue me all day long;
in their pride many are attacking me.
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?
The psalmist utters our verse of the day vowing his trust in God while being attacked by his adversaries. Death and betrayal is all around him. He’s not sure if he’s going to make it to the end of the day. Yet the psalmist declares: “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
How? What is the source of such confident trust?
The character of God revealed in the Bible!
The Apostle Paul reminds us in Romans 8:33-37:
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
So, what are you going through today? Is there anything in the created universe that can separate you from the love of God?
Therefore, put your trust in God and live!