My kids used to listen to a CD from Steve Greene that was full of songs that, while not quoting exactly, reinforced some of the memory verses they were working on. On road trips to the various activities that a young family might have, we were constantly hearing the sounds of scripture coming from the radio and from the voices of my children. There are times we need to be reminded, even by a child, of truths that sometimes fall back into our own foggy memories. One of these songs was “When I am Afraid,” which you can listen to with the YouTube link below.
The song is based on a couple verses from Psalm 56 –
“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?” (Ps 56:3-4 NLT)
There is something remarkable in hearing the child’s voice sweetly singing this truth… and we need to be reminded! There are many things that can instill fear in us: a rapidly changing culture, death of a loved one, children who are walking away from the faith, financial situations that seem out of our control, surprise health crises, any and every effect experienced from our fallen world… yet we need to be reminded daily that God is on His throne, He is not surprised at our situations, and He loves us.
My prayer for you today is that no matter what the challenge you face today, face it in confidence that you are loved by God who is infinitely bigger!
Lord, I pray for Your people today… that they remember that when they fear they can trust in You. Give them confidence that what You have said about yourself is true, that you are sovereign, that You love them, and that you are in Control! -AMEN
For His Glory,