PASSAGE: "Do not be afraid of sudden panic, or of the storm that strikes the wicked; for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught" (Proverbs 3:25-26).
COMMENT: This particular section of the Book of Proverbs seems to have been written at a time of financial fear and insecurity. We read at 3:13: "Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding, for her income is better than silver, and her revenue better than gold." The author is recommending a life of conscious spiritual awareness, because a spiritual focus on wisdom and understanding offers a greater sense of abundance and joy than any emphasis on the so-called 'tangibles' of our human lives.
In the passage you cite, “the Lord” corresponds to the indwelling Presence of God that the New Testament calls “the Christ.” It includes all the divine gifts, including wisdom and understanding, which are available to us as the Christ energy of our being. If we stay centered in that Christ energy, committed to expressing divine wisdom and understanding through all the challenges we may encounter, then there will be no need for panic. We can be certain that our Christ guidance will move us through any storms, preventing us from making any choices that might create problems.