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)

There are certainly plenty of things in this life that cause fear and anxiety.  Natural disasters seem to be everywhere.  Hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and floods.  Nations rattling their sabers. And then there are the things a little closer to home.  Relationships are stressed, families struggle, and finances seem a bit short.  Even closer can be the health issues we might be facing.  Sometimes it all can seem just a little bit overwhelming.

There is Someone who wants to take you through the things you are facing.  It’s true that with just a word, He can make all the problems disappear.  Yet He might not choose to keep you from the difficulties.  Sometimes He prefers to walk with us through them.

You may no longer have a parent you can talk to, or a friend who knows the answers to what you are facing, but you don’t have to be alone with your fears.  God longs to be an intimate part of your life.  He wants to help guide you through the days ahead.  He delights in His children.  He wants to take us by the hand and remind us that He not only knows what we’re going through, He wants to take us there.  Hold out your hand and grab His.