(Proverbs 29:25 KJV) The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
I remember when I used to live near Boston and went each day into the bowels of the city. I pastored a small church in a neighborhood that many feared to drive through, let alone walk the streets. I don’t remember ever being too worried about it. I did have my car broken into once but since I didn’t have anything worth stealing I was mainly frustrated by the cost of fixing the window on our skeletal finances.
I had a choice to make and made it every day. I could choose to live in “fear” (2731) or I could “trust” (982). Although I had many struggles with times of depression I kept coming back to the road of trust. That is what being saved through faith involves. It is not just trusting God for my salvation. It is not just having my sins forgiven. It is an attitude that diffuses into every area of life. Thus when we were a potential target for Hurricane Harvey I was mainly worried about the roof of our new home leaking. I also tend to enjoy earthquakes and thunder storms.
So? It could be I am crazy or that I have learned to trust in a few areas. Each day, each step it is a trust and a commitment that is renewed. Sometimes I teeter on the rim of despair but so far the Lord has pulled me back. I expect, or trust, it to continue.