Scripture –

Isaiah 41:10 – fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 

Observation –

God has chosen his people and He is telling them not to worry for God is with them.  God will strengthen, help and uphold His people with His mighty and righteous hand.

Application

Fear is the headline of the day across most media outlets bouncing from virus to unrest.  Fear can create anxiety and can be used to control.  When we focus on the uncertain and pending dangers, it is likely to cause concern.  Rather, God is reassuring His people that He is with them and not to be fearful.  We know that God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to take on the sins of the world so we can repent and have a relationship with God.  Jesus is alive and the Great Commission tells us He is with us till the end of the age.  We have the power of the Spirit that resurrected Jesus from the tomb living in us.  This is a Spirit of power not of fear.  When we walk with God we go in His strength not our own.

Prayer –

Father,

Thank you for your truth, steadfast love that you are always with us and we can cast our burdens on you to help and hold us.