Fear Not

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

 

Well, it is that time of year again when a bunch of ghosts, goblins, witches, princesses and who-knows-what-else will invade the streets for a while – not to mention all the kids who will dress up. It can be downright scary to be out there!

I know, I know our game face is that we fear nothing. But, the truth is we all have fears. When we were young, we may have had childish fears, but we always knew where to go when we were afraid.

Now, our fears are more grown-up. Things like the fear of losing security, fear of failure, fear of death, fear of an uncertain future. It is often hard to know where to go when we face these issues. But, the Bible addresses each of these.

Fear of losing security – Phil 4:19 – “my God shall supply all your needs”

Fear of failure – Phil 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

Fear of death – Phil 1:21 – “to die is gain”

Fear of an uncertain future – Phil 4:6-7 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Isaiah reminds us that we are not to fear. In God, through Christ, He promises to uphold us and strengthen us in the face of fear. In fact, in Romans 8:15 – He tells us we can cry out “Abba, Father.” Literally translated that means “Daddy.” What a comforting thought! Trust Him and don’t fear.

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