Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.”
Are we trusting in the Lord? Do we have faith in the Lord? Are our first instincts to fear others and not trust in the Lord?
For myself this has been an ongoing battle. I am good at keeping the good, the bad, the great or the ugly to myself. I am good at thinking “I’ve got this” when I really don’t. I am learning (over and over) it is the Lord who has it all. I am learning repeatedly the Lord is where I need to have my faith and whom I need to trust constantly. Our first instinct when blessings happen & when problems or pain arises needs to be to seek the Lord.