How understandable it is, that at a time like this in our Country we should be afraid. Fear is ever present as a characteristic of our Society at the moment. Yet amazingly we read in the Bible of a man whose life was threatened daily, yet in those threatening times he found Someone who he could turn to when fear began to overwhelm him. That man was David, who later became the most famous King of Israel, and the One who he turned to was God. The wonderful reality is that we can experience the same calming of our fears today as David did and many today are saying with him “Whenever I am afraid I will trust in You.”
However, it is a fact of life that before we trust somebody we want to know something about them and whether it is sensible or reckless for us to put our trust in that person. Sadly too many have endured “shipwreck and disaster” in their lives because their trust was misplaced. David trusted God because he knew Him and had proved His utter reliability toward him.
The same is true for us today. God is wholly worthy of our trust but we need to come to know him and have a personal relationship with him. The sad reality is that nobody is ever born with that personal relationship with God. We need to be brought into one. It is by knowing Jesus Christ, who suffered and died on the cross as the Saviour of sinners, that we come to know God. And to know Jesus Christ, is to come to Him with all our sin, fears and shortcomings and ask Him to forgive and help us and to come into our lives as Lord and Saviour. This is to be truly delivered from fear for the present and for the future, including death and eternity and to experience the “peace of God which passes all understanding.”
Nahum 1 vs 7