by Darla Noble
Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.
Back in the 1980s, Christian singer and songwriter, Steve Green, released a series of Bible verses put to music for children. Still available as CD and digital download formats, the Hide ‘Em In Your Heart songs were part of our family’s daily listening pleasure.
One of the songs is taken from Psalm 56:3-4, which simply says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise.”
These sixteen simple words have taken my children and I could have through some tough and scary situations. Even now, as adults with children of their own, when we encounter something scary, worrisome, or intimidating, we sing, “When I am afraid I will trust in you; I will trust in you; I will trust in you….”
And you can, too! You can trust in God to calm your fears, put a blanket of peace over your troubled heart and mind, and keep you safely wrapped in His loving arms.
Prayer: God, thank You for protecting me. Thank You for being there to calm my fears and for letting me know You are more powerful than anything that comes my way. In Your Son’s name, I pray, amen.