When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God whose words I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? NIV
I see God’s hand in this project. I began it with an idle curiosity about how many times He had reminded mankind not to worry. But, as I walk this path, I see how much wisdom He has provided on the subject. I’m actually pretty pleased that this will be more challenging than just opening a concordance, finding 365 verses neatly listed and then writing them down. As I explore the things that we struggle with as humans — worry, fear, anxiety — I see more and more that God anticipated those struggles and He pointed a clear path through them — straight to Him.
When I am afraid, when I am worried, when I am about to be overcome with the mental burdens of this world, I will trust God.
The Message translates this passage and the few verses before it, “Take my side God — I’m getting kicked around, stomped on every day. Not a day goes by but somebody beats me up. They make it their duty to beat me up. When I get really afraid I come to you in trust. I’m proud to praise God, fearless now, I trust in God.” The Message
I want to be that fearless, trusting believer today.