Do Not Fear – The Lord is with You!
Fear seems to be a common theme today. There is unrest in this world, and at times we don’t understand why. For those of us who have our hope secured in Jesus:
- When I needed the LORD, I looked for Him; I called out to Him, and He heard me and responded. He came and rescued me from everything that made me so afraid. Psalm 34:4 (VOICE)
- The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom should I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – whom should I dread? Psalm 27:1 (CSB)
- You drew near on the day I called on You, and You said, “Do not fear!” Lamentations 3:57 (MEV)
- May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (CEB)
The invisible, omnipresent God is never far from any one of us, but His presence oftentimes seems distant, during times of deep distress and anguish of heart. But God in His wisdom often waits for His distressed children to recognize that their deepest heart need is the Lord Himself and that their severe lack, can only be satisfied in Him – as they come to Him in childlike dependence and trusting faith.
God in His grace often uses those times of darkness and distress to teach us important lessons of His grace, so that as we call out to Him for help and strength, we discover Him to be our great Support, our merciful Provider, the Rock on which we stand and our holy, heavenly Comforter.