September 25

Unafraid because of trust

“I will trust, and not be afraid” (Isa. 12:2).
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee” (Psa. 56:3).

One Christian Scotsman said to another, “Man, I got a most comforting text today. Listen to this: ‘What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.’” The other smiling, answered, “I have found one better. ‘I will trust and not be afraid.’”
The secret of such a trust is revealed in the following incident as told by Vaughan: “A military officer being in a dreadful storm, his lady, who was sitting in the cabin near him, and filled with alarm for the safety of the vessel, was so surprised at his composure that she cried out, ‘My dear, are you not afraid?

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