Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
In times of doubt and fear in our life, we need real help. People often say things like, “Don’t worry, it will be ok.” Yet, we walk away with no real help. Our friends really do not know for sure that it will be ok. They might say, “Hey, I wouldn’t worry about that if I were you.” Yet again, that is not really much help. They are not me, and they are not living my life. They just don’t know if they would worry or not until it happens to them. What we need in those moments of life are not friends who mean well with their words of comfort, we need help. God promises that help.
In Isaiah 41:9 God says to Abraham; “…Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.” Jesus told the disciples the same thing in John 15:16 when He said; “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you…” He says again in John 6:37 “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” As a servant of the Lord, we can then believe Isaiah 41:10 as a promise to us as well when God says; “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God:” He says this again in Hebrews 13:5 “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” He will walk through our trials with us. He also said, “I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” That’s the real help we need.
We all know there will be trials in life. They are going to come. As a believer in Christ we can take comfort in knowing, we do not walk through them alone. God also promised to strengthen, help, and uphold us. This should help quench all our fears.
Does knowing God is there help?
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