When I was a kid, I loved watching the scary black and white horror movies. Wait a minute, when I was a kid, all the scary movies were in black and white. It seemed that every movie had one thing in common. There was always a scene where an unsuspecting person would be walking along and not knowing that all the while they were being stalked by the monster. The scene would usually end with the monster approaching the individual and them turning in horror to see it. Their only response was to scream and succumb to the monster’s attack.
As we go through our lives, there are times when we face monstrous trials and troubles. As they seemingly loom over us, we too can feel as if all we can do is scream and succumb to their attacks, but for the believer it should not be so.
The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. (Psalms 93:4)
This passage recognizes the noise of the trials and the fears that it creates in our hearts, but believers know that another sound will resonate in our hearts as well. It is the voice of the Lord and the Lord is greater than the mighty noise of our trials.
Is it wrong to be afraid? Of course not, but what we must do as we fear our trials is to look to the Lord, pray for his strength to enable us and seek his presence to encourage us in the midst of the trial.