Fear Not, For I Am With You

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. Isaiah 41:10 ESV

I shared this verse on Facebook yesterday. We all go through tough times where we struggle with things. Life can sometimes beat us up pretty good and try to drag us down into depression or maybe worse… indifference.

It’s when we feel the most alone, that we need to go to God. When Paul was in prison, this is what the author of Acts says he was doing: “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God…” (Acts 16:25). Locked up, in probably a nasty prison cell, without television or modern amenities, they were praying and singing hymns to God. Sometimes, instead of doing this, we’re asking God “Why is this happening to me?!”. In many cases, you’re doing exactly what’s right, but the enemy is doing all he can to fight against you. Spiritual warfare is real!

The good news is, when we let God go before us, we have nothing to fear. Nothing to worry about. If God is for us, who can stand against us?

The next time things are not going the way you think they should be, go to the Lord in prayer. Ask Him to strengthen you, to help you, and to uphold you with his righteous hand. Sing songs of praise to him. You can do this no matter where you are.

God is good all the time and all the time, God is good.


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James Oliver
James Oliver is a follower of Jesus Christ, a pastor, a husband, a father, and a friend. He loves people passionately in an attempt to imitate Jesus Christ's love for people.

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