Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 44: When you are scared...

Psalms 56: 3-4
But when I am afraid.
I will put my trust in you.
I praise God for what he has promised.
I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?
What can mere mortals do to me?


Do you ever get nervous when you talk to people? Especially people in authority?

I do. 

My mouth gets dry-- all the extra moisture seems to go to my palms.  I get so afraid that I'll say something stupid or make a fool of myself.


That's a good word for it.

I get afraid.

Now, my afraid is a bit different that King David's obviously.  David was afraid because there were people trying to kill him.  But the basic idea is the same.

Afraid is afraid is afraid is afraid is afraid.......

We all get scared.  When we do we need to remember that God is with us-- that when we are talking to those 'Scary' authority figures, God-- THEE God of the entire universe-- is there with us.. next to us... helping with us... holding out hand.

That is a major comfort to me.  Is it to you?

King David asked what is the worst mere mortals can do to us?  Well... killing us is the worst thing (thought I don't see my bosses doing that ;) ).  They could mock us--- look down on us--- fire us---

In the end, though, none of that matters because we are a child of the King and one day we will go home.... where we won't have any fear or sweaty palms. 

Lets praise him for his promises and thank him for taking care of us.

God bless you!



  1. Hi Kelly - God is so good. I am so grateful for His protection. I've prepared a post for tomorrow I think about fear. I love that we all read the same manual.
    God bless

  2. Can't wait to read it tomorrow, Tracy :)

  3. When we are afraid, we can run to Jesus. That is so comforting! He is always with us and He is BIGGER than anything we may fear. Love it! Many blessings! :)