When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
When I am afraid.
The writer of this Psalm isn’t overconfident and says ‘if’ I am afraid.
He acknowledges that we often feel afraid.
Remember this was David who slew the giant Goliath, when he was little more than a teenager.
The Hebrew word for afraid used here is yare’ – if you are/or made to be frightened or something bad happens.
As soon as the great King David was afraid, he put his trust in God.
The Hebre word here for trust is batach – to be bold and confident, to feel secure and sure, to have hope and confidence in God.
David’s response to feeling afraid is to be confident that God will take care of him.
We have many fears in our lives. Some big and some small.
Sometimes our biggest fears are money or health.
Sometimes they maybe confidence in ourselves or what we do.
It is interesting reading letters written by Vincent Van Gogh, he was rarely afraid of having no money, other than when he was running low on art supplies, but he was worried all the time that his painting was not good enough.
Whatever your fears today, have David’s confidence in God to bring you through them.