She hid it well. It had been a rough and bumpy week, filled with auditions and practices. She passed the tests and although her heart was throbbing out of her chest, she was confident God would get her through her group performance. Her emotions would not get the best of her.
Have you ever been in a situation where you had faith, but your emotions were all over the place? I have. Many times I find myself trusting God, but also wrestling with fear or anxiety. Thankfully David, in the Psalms, struggled with this same dilemma.
Psalms 27:3 says, “Though an army deploys against me, my heart will not be afraid; though a war breaks out against me, I will still be confident.”
In our world today it’s easy to say we trust God. But it’s abundantly harder to live. The beauty of David’s words is that God knows our hearts. He sees the fear and although outwardly we may be shaking, inwardly, we are confident. We are confident that what God is carrying us through—though it may be dangerous or difficult—our trust and faith is not shaken. We are confident.
So, if you find yourself outwardly a little nervous, you aren’t alone. Even the man after God’s own heart struggled with the collision of faith and fear. He understood the importance of confidence in God and while his emotions were all over the place sometimes, he trusted what he knew rather than what he was feeling.
We can do that too.