In the midst of a failing economy, declining morals, and a world under attack, it seems there is much to fear. It’s easy not to give into worry and despair. Perhaps that’s where you find yourself today. You can’t help but speculate if things will get better for your family, your ministry, and our world. On top of that you wonder if anybody understands your personal anxieties. God does.
God knows exactly what concerns you. He knows your pressures and your stress. The Lord plans to use those things to strengthen you for a brighter future. In the meantime, you and I find freedom from fear by relying on God’s support. What better support do we have then that found in Isaiah 41:10.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
In this verse, God offers five reasons not to fear by providing us with five pillars of support.
Fear not . . . “I Am with you”
Fear not . . . “I Am your God”
Fear not . . . “I will strengthen you”
Fear not . . . “I will help you”
Fear not . . . “I will uphold you.”
These truths assure us that God is not distant, too busy, or absorbed by other challenges. No. He’s aware of our anxieties and has given us His promised Presence to see us through.
Therefore, the next time panic tempts to stretch your faith beyond what you think you can bear, rely on God’s support. His truths provide the strength and stability you need to do more than conquer your fears. It will empower your faith.
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