When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. Psalm 56:3-4
During the first six months of my son’s life, I saw 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. more times than I care to count. In those quiet, tiresome hours of feeding him, fear would creep into my mind. The weight of the world would settle in— whether it was snippets of news, or thoughts of what could happen to the little guy in my arms. I felt safe sitting in our quaint upstairs nursery. But as I was surrounded by stuffed animals and children’s books, I was aware there was an outside world that didn’t promise safety. I read about natural disasters around the globe. I was aware of the political strife in my own country. And I watched as a friend’s son battled a serious disease. All of this made me want to shut the door to our nursery to protect my son from the bad things happening around us.
I am thankful God’s Word offers practical solutions to my struggles. Psalm 56:3 tells me to put my trust in God when I am afraid. With so much uncertainty and anxiety in our world right now, I am thankful for an unchanging Savior. In the moments when fear shows up, I turn those fears into prayers. Sometimes I sit with my palms open as I pray to physically let go of fear. Fear is a burden that God does not intend for us to carry. So name your fear and place your trust in Christ. When we trust God, there’s no room for fear.
Press on, Mama!
More Moments In the Word
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4
To Consider this Week
What fears do you have related to your children or your ability as a mom?
How can you practice trusting God with these fears?