Write it down, let it go and lift it up!
by Rev. Ann Marie Carley
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid.” – Psalms 56:3-4
David was writing these words as he was literally being hunted. There were people looking to kill him. Writing them down and saying them out loud helped him remember how true they were. As David’s life was on the line, he remained rooted in God’s presence and responded with praise. It is as though this small act reminded him of all the other times God had been on his side. Can you remember a time that you’ve felt God was on your side?
Father, thank you for always being on my side. Even when I may doubt or forget, you are always there. I give you my fear and offer my praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As a sense of urgency and emergency seems to pulsate in the very air we breathe, what fears do you need to name and hand over so that you might be able to feel God’s presence in such a way that you’re able to offer praise? Comment below or use a journal to record how God is with you each day of this journey.