Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Tuesday, August 23 2022



Text: “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” – Psalm 56:3.

Comment: Fear surrounds man as the air that we breathe. In Job 5 :6,7 it is written: “Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.”


 We all are afraid of one thing or the other. Some are afraid of simple things like the dark, cockroaches etc. Many are afraid of more serious things in life like, accidents, what the future holds, fear for the wellbeing of our children, fear of marital life, fear of facing certain life expectations, fear of sickness, fear of attack from the devil and cohorts and so on. The list is endless. What we should be afraid of is sin which can separate us from God and attract His punishment. (Isaiah 19;1, 2) We should present our fears to God in prayer; He has power over every situation or condition. Why won’t you pray when you have a God Who answers prayers? (Psalm 65 :1, 2) King David says: “I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.  …My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” (Psalm 57: 2,5,7) Concerning a person who has such character, the Bible says: “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.” – Psalm 112:7.