What Time I am Afraid, I Will Trust in Thee

For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. -Ps. 91: 11, 12

When my husband was in Bible college, I had two little boys.  One was a wobbly little toddler who was just learning to walk and the other was a baby not yet walking, who totally relied on mommy to tote him around.

My husband went to college during the day and worked from mid-afternoon until 2 a.m. each night.  Rarely did we see “daddy” that much, and during this time I walked to church services (not far across the street) since my husband had to use our car for transportation to and from work.

One Thursday night, the snow began to fall heavily and I remember it being quite icy as well.  I began to fret somewhat as I realized I was scheduled to work the nursery for soul-winning that night at our church.   Our church kept its doors open faithfully, and rarely did we have any weather severe enough that would alter such an occasion.  So without much further thought, I prepared to venture out to fulfill my duty in the nursery.

When I stepped outside of our apartment and realized how terrible the weather had become and how slippery the main street was, I began to be quite afraid.  I certainly did not want to fall while walking my babies across the busy street.  I headed toward the curb to wait, when suddenly an elderly gentlemen appeared.  He seemed quite stable for his age and had such kind eyes.  He offered to help me across the street by carrying my toddler.  I  hesitated a little, never having seen this man around our apartments before, but at that moment I turned, looking back a short distance away I saw an elderly woman who gave me a kind smile with approving eyes as if assuring me that is was okay.  Assuming this to be his wife, I felt peace to venture across.

My heart had so quickly turned from fearfulness to a moment of peace and calmness. God had sent someone to assist me across the street.  We were safe and sound.  Once I arrived at my destination, it was clear that the weather had become so bad that they were going to have cancel our soul-winning night.   A couple from the church drove us home and so once again we escaped the fearsome street.

I know we all face times that we’re afraid.  When we feel afraid, we need to pray and ask God to help us.  Let’s remember the verse, Psalm 56:3, that encourages us, “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” There is no difficulty or obstacle too huge that God cannot overcome.  Let’s venture forward this week and years to come trusting faithfully in the Lord!

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2 thoughts on “What Time I am Afraid, I Will Trust in Thee

  1. Thanks, Laura, for stopping by to comment. I thought some more on this and realized that in all numerous months I had crossed that busy street with my little ones there had never once been anyone there asking to assist me, until the night that I needed it. God is so good!

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