A Promise From God

Isaiah 41:10 Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God; I will strengthen you and help you, I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

I don't think any of us anticipated we would be coming to the 1 year anniversary of the pandemic and still be shut down and wearing masks with so many kids still doing school from home. Are you suffering from Covid fatigue? I know I am.

Over the last year there have certainly been opportunities to be afraid. How are you doing with God's command to "fear not"? God is aware of our tendency to fear. And He cares about every fear we face. In the Bible we find commands and encouragements to not feel fear, take courage – over 300 times. God doesn’t want us to be consumed by fear. And yet, our fears do not surprise him in the least. God is not disappointed in us when we have fears. No more than you are disappointed when one of your children is afraid.

The chief reason we should not fear is because the Lord is with us! Move through your fear to this promise as quickly as you can. Your Heavenly Father is walking with you through all of these things that are causing fear (it helps to turn off the news and read a few bible verses instead!).

Next God promises to strengthen and help us. Isn’t this amazing? He promises. This promise reminds me of my position before the Father in Christ. I am His child; He is my Father—and as any good Father, He will surely help me. Having a good Father does not mean I will have all the desires of my heart or that I will be bailed out of every tough situation. But it does mean that I will have ALL I need to get through a circumstance or out of a circumstance, because the Father is with me.

Isaiah 41:10 is a verse that is definitely worth memorizing. Whenever you feel afraid you can recall these words and remember God's promises; He is with you, He will strengthen you and He will help you. These reminders give my soul peace whenever I'm walking through something difficult. I hope they give you peace too.



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