But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
Psalm 56:3 NLT

Wars, mass shootings, gas prices, viruses, and inflation can tempt us to fear. What do we do when fear knocks on our door? We put our trust in God.

What about God are we trusting? We’re trusting in His promises. Look at verse 4, I praise God for what He has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?

He promised to provide for us (Philippians 4:19). He promised to protect us (2 Thessalonians 3:3). He promised that we’re healed (1 Peter 2:24). He promised us an abundant life (John 10:10). If we don’t continously read His word, we can’t know or have faith for what He promised (Romans 10:17).

So, if we give into fear, that’s because we’re looking more at our circumstances than what God promised. Dismiss fear and focus on God.