Simple, and so profound. When we trust in God, there is nothing to fear. Not even man can do anything to us that will affect us going to our true home in heaven if we love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our mind, and all our soul, and all our strength, love our neighbors as ourselves, and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Man can hurt our bodies here on earth, but he cannot hurt is from an eternal perspective.
“In God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?” – Psalm 56:11
David is convinced and convicted. He praises God continually, and he says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” – Psalm 56:3. But one of the greatest warriors of all time, the famous David who killed Goliath the giant and thousands and thousands of men, he even faced fear from time to time. It’s natural for us in the flesh to be afraid. But we are to put our trust in God and realize that there is nothing that man can do to us that can hurt us from an eternal perspective. Jesus came and defeated even death for us, that we might have life and have it abundantly. So let us put our trust in God today and build up our faith through the Word of God, and in doing so cast out all fear and worry and doubt.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word today. Thank you for blessing me with a wonderful day. Thank you for my awesome children and family. Continue to strengthen me to lead this family and be a man of God after your own heart. Give me rest and peace when I lie down to sleep tonight, and nourish and refresh me for another great day tomorrow. We give you all the honor and glory and praise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Today’s full reading: 2 Samuel 18, Psalm 56; Matthew 27
Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:
- “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” – Psalm 56:3
- “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
- “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10
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