Do Not Fear; I Will Help You
“All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. 12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. 13 For I am the lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isa 41.11-13 (NIV)
Is there really anything that kills as the fear of the unknown or the fear of the future based on the uncertainty today. Jesus said this will be one of the features of the end time in Luke 21.26: “Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world …..”
But also there is really nothing as refreshing and motivating as to knowing the future ahead and as to receiving certainty of God.
Many are really concerned, for there are certain factors and circumstances that naturally mobilise against them featuring as opposition and barriers; and definite as areas of constant battle. So constant are such features that you have concluded on them as “my problems” meaning that though you do not enjoy these travails, you have come to establish an identity with them.
Your fear is addressed by God: the fear of shame and disgrace; the fear of being cast into oblivion and doom; and the fear of being destroyed is dealt with.
For every threat the factors posed against you, such design shall amount to the fate of the factors in your sphere of experience.
You shall look for them and not find them, for the Lord will take hold of your right hand to both guard and guide you; He is allaying your fears by saying “I will help you”.
Can you see the reason now why you can zealously push towards that future you have been afraid of this year?
I see an overflowing barn of your harvest this year.
Engage the strength He has provided for you and press forward. The finishing line and the prize are both awaiting you.
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