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When trouble comes calling


Being a writer, I have a great imagination – and I’m particularly good at imagining all that might go wrong. While this can be good when it encourages me to prepare for the challenges ahead, more often than not it frightens me and causes me to worry. That’s why Psalm 112:7 struck such a chord in my heart when I read it recently.

I know I have a deep fear of bad news. So, how do I get to the place where my heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord? I know He loves me. I know He will be with me through whatever scary situation I might face, so why I can’t I relax into that when trouble comes calling?

Some might say it’s because I don’t really believe or that I don’t believe “enough” – as though there’s some mysterious threshold we must pass before God will see us through whatever trial we face.

I don’t think it’s either of those ideas. I think I become fearful because I simply lose sight of the fact that the Being who created the universe and everything in it (think about that for a moment) loves me with a love that far surpasses my ability to understand it. And when I remember this, I am reminded that even when the worst happens, I’ll go through it shrouded in that unfathomable love.

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow. . .can separate us from God’s love. Romans 8:38 (NLT)

How about you? When trouble comes calling, how do you fight back fear and remember to trust in Him?

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