Trust vs. Fear

Monday, April 09, 2018

shhWe live in a time that has been called “Post-Truth.” The meaning of that phrase is “relating to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

In this post-truth era we see words twisted, definitions reworked and ideas disparaged not based on the idea itself but on who gives to the idea. The flourishing of “false news” seems to be a natural by-product of this phenomenon. But none of this is new.

King David of the Old Testament writes about experiencing these things in Psalms 56. He says of those who seek to oppress him, “All day long they distort my words, all their thoughts are against me for evil. They attack, they lurk, they watch my steps.” Sounds like something any number of politicians or public figures could say today.

But David has a cure, “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You (the Lord). In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?”

Trusting God is a marvelous philosophy. When our trust is firmly placed in Him, we need not fear anything or anyone. We are assured that He is with us, regardless of the circumstances we may face.

This week I’ll be sharing from Psalms 56 during Mid Day Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

Mon 04/09               Psalms 56:1 – 3
Tue 04/10                Psalms 56:4
Wed 04/11               Psalms 56:5 – 8
Thu 04/12                Psalms 56:9 – 11
Fri 04/13                  Psalms 56:12 – 13

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