Afraid

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What was the bird in my yard really thinking?

Was he afraid?

Was he curious?

Was he hungry?

I can look at the photograph I took of him and imagine any one of these feelings as I look at his face.

At some point in our lives, we are all afraid.

When that happens, God is there.

He is there to comfort and to calm us.

We must trust in Him in those moments.

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When I am afraid,

I put my trust

in

You.

–Psalm 56:3

 

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When I Am Afraid

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Even though it is nearing the end of November, the Romerillo plants are still blooming—at least some of them.

I noticed one at the end of my front sidewalk, gently growing at the edge of my front plant garden.

Many of the plants that were blooming a few weeks ago are gone now, yet these continued to grow.

It was still possible to them to thrive.

Sometimes it can be frightening to be among the few.

Maybe even to be the only one.

I don’t think flowers feel emotion, but I can compare our lives to the plant.

Even if it seems unlikely, God can cause growth in us, no matter what season we are in.

Nothing is impossible with God.

So what if we are afraid out there, blooming all by ourselves?

We must trust in God at all times—

especially when we are afraid.

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When I am afraid,
    I put my trust in you.

—Psalm 56:3

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When I Am Afraid

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I’ve been afraid before.

Afraid as a child.

Afraid as a teenager.

Afraid as an adult.

Fear causes an inner turmoil that grips us, whether we are in a dentist’s chair or waking from a troubling dream.

Whatever the situation may be that causes the response of fear, we are never alone in it.

God does not abandon us when circumstances in life become frightening.

When we are afraid, we can put our trust in God.

We never, ever walk alone….

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When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.

—Psalm 56:3

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