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A to Z Answers: Trust is a Test

From time to time, perhaps even the most faith-filled believer may be fearful for a fleeting moment. Does fear signal a lack of trust in God?

Of course, we know that God is omnipotent, or all-powerful. We understand that Jesus has already won the eternal victory. We have banked our hearts in His hands for Heaven.

Still, don’t we have those scary little moments, when something sets off an alarm inside of us? Can you remember a moment when you wanted to creep under the covers and pull the coverlet right up over your head?

Yes, we know that God is greater than all of our fears.

We get that, and we are more grateful that we can even express. In the big picture, we lean on the Lord for His powerful protection.

We may confess wholeheartedly and sincerely that we are willing to go to the mat for the Master. And we mean it. So why do we tremble when we stumble down scary streets, listen to rumblings of potential layoffs at work, or await a potentially unfavorable medical diagnosis?

Welcome to humanity. We’re still fighting with our own flesh, aren’t we? The battle has been won, but we’re still living it out.

But He is bigger than our battles.

Personally, I just wish I could remember that in those temporary times when something scary startles me. When I feel threatened momentarily, I want to react faster in faith.

After all, even when we’re not paying attention, He is holding us.

The LORD is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
(Psalm 27:1, NLT)
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1 comment:

  1. Reconciling faith and fear is so difficult sometimes! It is easy to get distracted when things get scary and all seems lost. But we all need little reminders that bring us right back to our faith each and every time. My kids and I absolutely adore Veggie Tales and that song is my son's favorite! :)



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