"Whenever I am afraid, I will put my trust in you."
When my oldest daughter was four years old we visited a children's indoor play area that included a multi-story tube-crawl with an enclosed tube-slide. She entered the structure excitedly and went straight to the top and then suddenly realized she was two stories in the air as she looked through the plastic window below. She became paralyzed with fear and realized the only way "out" was down the very frightening dark tube-slide. I couldn't see her but waited patiently for her to emerge. It seemed to be taking too long and I started to get worried. Where was she? It seemed like dozens of other kids had come and gone. Finally she emerged at the bottom of the slide, visibly shaken and frightened. We hugged and she looked at me and said, "Mommy, I got stuck at the top! I couldn't move I was so scared. But then I remembered I should pray and ask God for help when I'm afraid. And so I did. And God helped me. And now I'm here." I thanked God and told her to never forget this moment.
We're living in a difficult and scary time on many fronts and Scripture speaks to us in the midst of our fears. Whenever you are afraid, pray - and put your trust in God. It's simple but effective.