Fear Not

Isaiah 41:10. “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.’

This directive to {not fear} is not a suggestion but a command. There are plenty of connective verbs like “if” you do this “then” that will happen in God’s Word. The Lord knows what is best for us, He knows the path that brings us peace and He continually beckons us to follow, but this isn’t one of those ‘suggestions’.

To fear is to doubt God. When I fear I doubt His love for me, that He has my best in mind. When I fear the ‘reproach of men’ or their insults as in Isaiah 51:7, I believe the way others judge me over the One who stands as judge over all mankind.

How many times do we see Jesus reminding His disciples to not fear? Jesus says it 33 times to His disciples, so when you consider His 3 year ministry, He was continually reminding them who is in control. Through the wind and waves on the Sea of Galilee, to the Pharisees who continually issued threats, Jesus was reminding them to keep their eyes fixed on Him.

Isaiah was faithful in his call to remind the people of God’s sovereignty and power. In Isaiah 35:4 is the reminder of who brings vengeance upon our enemies, in Isaiah 54:4 is the reminder to not fear disgrace or worry about your appearance before others.

There are so many reasons we take our eyes off the Father and place them on our circumstances, on our position, on our health, on our world and we lose faith. Remember, these things are not out of control, you are under the authority of the King of Kings and He delights over you.

Do you trust Him? Will you be willing to release all of the things you can’t control over to Him and trust Him for your future? If you choose to trust, you will have peace and you will see His faithfulness.

The end result looks a little like Isaiah 35:10 “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.“

This is our Hope and hope in the Lord has never been disappointed.

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