Do Not Fear

isaiah41_10-11“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
-Isaiah 41:10

How am I going to cover these medical expenses?  My son just went off to college.  I hope he’ll be alright there.  What if “that person” gets elected as president?!

There are a lot of things that can make us frightened.  Just watch the news tonight and you’ll no doubt be told about at least 10 things that could hurt or kill you and your family.  All this can get so overwhelming.

It is in the midst of this chaos and danger that God speaks to us to say, “Do not fear.”  But this isn’t just some nice sentiment or even just a command of God.  It comes with the wonderful promise of why we shouldn’t be afraid.  He is with us!  He is our God.  He will strengthen us and help us and uphold us with His righteous right hand.

So, the next time fear begins to creep into your mind, remember that God is with you.  He will not abandon you.  Things may not go exactly how you would have wanted, but God will strengthen you and uphold you, even in the struggles.  Finally, even when you face death, you need not be afraid.  God will go with you in death as well and will bring you through to eternal life with Him.

Heavenly Father,

There are many things in life which scare me.  It seems there are more and more reasons to be afraid everyday.  Please remind me in those times that I have nothing to fear.  You are with me.  You strengthen me.  You uphold me.  Thank You for never leaving me.

Amen

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