A verse I memorized a long time ago is in Psalm 56. This morning, I was reading that Psalm and the verse popped off the page. I am not in a fearful place right now but still the verse bounced into my head.

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?” (Ps 56:3-4).

I don’t know the future but there are always opportunities for fear. This verse is a sure anchor for my soul.

May you and I, when we are afraid, find our peace, praise, and trust in Him.



Do Not Be Afraid


Jesus is with us. No matter what. The Disciples learned this many times over.

Jesus came to them walking on the water – they said, ‘It is a ghost!” and cried out in fear. Immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” (Matt. 14:26-27)

Peter, James and John were with Jesus when He was transfigured. They were overshadowed by a bright cloud and “behold, a voice out of the cloud said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. And Jesus came and touched them and said, ‘Get up and do not be afraid.'” (Matt. 17:5-7).

Today, where are your fears? What are you afraid of? Jesus is with you. He is saying, “Do not be afraid.” Thank Him for His grace, presence and peace.