Not that fear rules our world…or does it?
Lately the fears showing up on the worry radar comprise of threats about continued wars, ISIS terrorist’s plots, a global spreading of the Ebola virus, possible hurricanes, and overall bad things happening to good people.
Add that stack to our personal pile of fears and our world can seem quite frightening.
Somebody who had the foresight and extra time on their hands counted and found that the words “BE NOT AFRAID” are listed 365 times in the Bible. That is quite an interesting fact, with the amount matching exactly the number of days in a year.
Could it be that no matter what is going on in our lives, or what day of the week it may be, God is saying “BE NOT AFRAID.”
In desperate times, I desperately need encouragement. I need to be assured things will work out. I need help in dire situations.
I guess I need to know for sure that everyday, God’s words “BE NOT AFRAID” apply.
“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.”
The above verse, found in Isaiah 41:10, delivers a spiritual boost that should knock out any intimidating fears lingering around.
It doesn’t mean that life will be a bed of roses; no it means that no matter what, God is with us.
“I am with you, and I will help you,” says God.
As planned with forethought, this is exactly what a person faithfully needs to hear.
|"Do not fear,|
for I am your God."