Psalm 56:3-4

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.

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