Isaiah 41:10

Do Not Fear

Cataclysmic things are happening in our world from the pandemic, to political polarization, to widespread persecution of believers, and to a scale of infant genocide unimagined decades ago. The list could go on. Seems like something is always right around the corner that could cause great fear.

For the follower of Jesus, there is hope and help. The prophet, Isaiah, writes it clearly.

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

Take a minute to reflect on this passage and reflect on these questions:

  • What other passages come to mind about fear and the Lord’s comfort and help?
  • What fears come to mind?
  • What hope and help do you seek?
  • How do the truths of this passage and others that come to mind, give a path to casting aside fear?

May you see the goodness of the Lord even in the midst of hardships and trials.

Maranatha (Come Lord Jesus)

Fear Not

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This morning I woke up thinking about Isaiah 41:10. “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Then I read Andy’s prayer request to be included on Monday in this Prayer Update. I can’t imagine what Jesus’ people in China are going through. But, as Andy indicated, there are many people who are anxious and afraid.

Many of us have our own anxieties and fears. But there is One to whom we must look. He says He will strengthen us, help us and uphold us.

Take a minute to think about the things that cause you fear and anxiety. Then take them to the Lord in prayer.

May we each go to Him in times of fear and anxiety.

Maranatha
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