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Do Not Fear

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Reading: Isaiah 43: 1-7

Verse 5: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you”.

Isaiah 43 begins with a reminder of our existence – God created us, God formed us. Without God we would not be. Still in the first verse, we are also reminded, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you”. In the end, we know that God will be victorious. Through faith, we know that salvation is available for all who profess Jesus as Lord. And because of the covenant God made long ago with Abraham, God continues to say, “You are mine”.

Because we are God’s, we will pass through the waters, rivers, and fires. God will be present and will protect us. Isaiah goes on to remind us that we are precious and honored in God’s sight. Therefore God will give up people for us. Others will serve us and make sacrifices for us as we grow in our faith. We too will come to do the same, emulating the great servant, Jesus. Verse 5 again gives us assurance: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you”. God is with us!

The trials and sufferings in Isaiah 43 refer to events in Israel’s past. They are examples for us as well, reminders of how God remains present to His people. As we go through life we also gain experiences where God is there for us – present in the emergency room or delivery room, there in the sanctuary, carrying us through that painful loss, surrounding us with love during that season of heartbreak. As we journey through life, we find that God says over and over to us too: Fear not, you are mine. As we walk through the tests and trials and sufferings, over and over God says, “Don’t fear, I am with you”.

With everyone who God calls by name, we rejoice because our God is with us. God calls us by name, loves us dearly, is with us. Do not fear – God is with us!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your constant presence, your unfailing love. In the good and in the bad, you are with me. Thank you God! Amen.

8 thoughts on “Do Not Fear

  1. GENESIS 3 V10.
    SO HE SAID , “”I HEARD YOUR VOICE IN THE GARDEN , AND I WAS AFRAID , BECAUSE I WAS NAKED, AND I HID MYSELF.””

  2. FEAR
    PS. 23 V 4 I WILL FEAR NO EVIL FOR YOU ARE WITH ME.

  3. PS 23.
    THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT .
    HE MAKES ME LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES .
    HELEADS ME BESIDES STILL WATERS ,
    HE RESTORES MY SOUL
    HE LEADS MEIN THE PATH OF RIGHTOUSNESS
    FOR HIS NAME SAKE
    V4, YEA , THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH
    I WILL FEAR NO EVIL YOU ARE WITH ME
    YOURROD AND STAFF , THEY COMFORT ME.

  4. FEAR
    PROV 1V7 OF THE LORD …..BEGINING
    ACTS 9 V31 WALKING IN THE …OF THE LORD

  5. FAITH, I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH.
    TEACH ME O LORD.
    FAITH IS A LIVING POWER FROM HEAVEN.
    WE WALK BY FAITH.

  6. Come , now it is time to WORSHIP, to give your heart to GOD. Come JUST as you are COME .

  7. I WILL WORSHIP WITH ALL MY HEART, I WILL PRAISE YOU WITH ALL MY STRENGH,
    I WILL SEEK YOU ALL MY DAYS.

  8. LOVE you JESUS CHRIST MY LORD, THANK YOU LORD FOR THIS DAY. AMEN.

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