This morning I was praying for someone that is really struggling with fears. The Lord put these words into my mouth: help them to turn their fears into proclamations of faith. I thought about that and He reminded me of Psalm 56:3.
Psalm 56 was written when the Philistines captured him in Gath. Verse 3 says, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” The words, I will turned David’s fearful situation to a proclamation of faith.
There are many Psalms that use the words I will to express desire or determination. Psalm 146:2 says, “While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.”
Psalm 145:5 says, “I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works.”
Psalm 63:7 says, “Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.”
Here is a chorus from Psalm 63:7-8: My soul follows hard after Thee. Early in the morning will I rise up and seek Thee. And because Thou hast been my help
under the shadow of Thy wing I will rejoice
In the face of our obstacles, whether past, present, or future, we proclaim the Lord. David said in Psalm 23:4, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
Active faith is to be fully convinced in the now of our lives. Abraham is a great example for us. Though his body was as good as dead, and Sarah was past child bearing years, he still proclaimed the Lord’s faithfulness.
Romans 4:20-21 says, “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.”
Today, I encourage you to face your perceived or real obstacles with proclamations of faith straight from His word.