I will incline my ear to a proverb;
I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.
Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me,
those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches? —Psalm 49:4-6
Our natural tendency is to be afraid in times of trouble. Some psychologists believe that fear is a learned behavior, whereas others believe that we were born to be afraid — a survival instinct. Whether fear is learned or not, the Bible is clear that we ought not to fear. Some pastors teach that faith is the opposite of fear. Although I do not fully subscribe to this statement, I do firmly believe that a lack of faith leads to fear. So, how does one increase their faith in God? The psalmist teaches, “I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre” (Psalm 49:4). What the psalmist is saying is that we need to be singing God’s Word — when we worship through song, we are not only reminding ourselves of God’s power to save, but we are also increasing our faith. We will no longer fear, once we know God and follow His ways.
The Well Church, what fears are you facing today? Is your finances, job, family, friends, coworkers, church, etc. weighing you down? Are you facing an impossible situation and do not know how to resolve it? Are you trying to work these issues out with your own wisdom, wealth, and abilities? Or, are you stressed and feeling anxious beyond belief? God is calling His people to live by faith by trusting fully in Him. Let us go to God and worship Him through songs TODAY. Let us sing God’s Word and saturate our hearts with Truth. Let us be a body that lives by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Let us not sing empty words, but pay attention to each word we read and sing. Let us make our service to God count today.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.