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. Isaiah 41:10 NKJV
These words were written to you. They were written for you. The Lord is speaking to you today. Jesus wants you to know Him. He does not want you to just know of Him.
The first time I saw my wife I knew of her. I knew she existed. I knew what she looked like. I did not really know her.
When I did get to know my wife I discovered she has compassion for people. She cares about the welfare of people she loves. She also cares about people she does not know. God created her in His image and likeness. She reflects His compassionate nature.
Jesus did not create us and leave us on our own. He wants us to know we do not have to go through life alone. We do not have to rely on our own strength and resources!
Jesus is committed to your welfare and safety. It is important to Him. If you trust Jesus He will provide for all of your needs!
One of the definitions of trust is something that is committed to the care of another. How do we commit ourselves into God’s care?
We commit ourselves into the Lord’s care by believing His promises. We trust Jesus with our lives by doing what He tells us.
In this verse the Lord says “Fear Not” because He knows we will be fearful at times.
Most of us do not live in fear. When we are confronted with our mortality we do become fearful. You are an eternal being created in the image and likeness of God. The Lord will protect you throughout eternity!
The Lord tells us not to be dismayed because life can be confusing at times.
Most of us do not live in confusion. We do have a very limited understanding of reality. You have access to the Ancient of Ages. His wisdom and knowledge are total and complete. Turn to Jesus when you have questions. He has the answers you need.
Jesus did not create us to live independently from Him. He wants us to trust and rely on Him. Do not separate yourself from His love and care. You do not need to know everything. You only need to know the God who does.
Commit yourself into God’s loving care. Jesus will hold onto you with His righteous right hand!
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