January 12, Ever-Present Fear

Today’s Reading: Psalms 55-60

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” - Psalm 56:3

David did not write “if I am afraid” but rather “when I am afraid.” I have come to the conclusion that fear is always present in my life. Therefore, I am no longer surprised when I find it, but go on a search-and-destroy mission to look for it, asking God to show me where it is, so I can confront and manage it. I have found that fear is a master of disguise and works in my life as rational thinking. For example, “I don’t have enough time” is really “I’m afraid I don’t have enough time to do that well” or “I’m afraid I will fail, so I won’t even try.” You know what 2 Timothy 1:7 says: “For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control” (NET). Are you ready to confront and eradicate your fears today? What could you do today if you were not afraid.