So do not fear, for I am with you: do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
The Bible states we are NOT to be afraid 365 times. And yet it is so easy to get caught up in fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of the future or fear of stepping out in faith. We all face seasons of fear. But, the Bible says in Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you: do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
I love this verse because not only does it say to not be afraid, but it reminds us that God is with us and will strengthen us.
So how do we combat fear?
- We face it head on.
- We get in His Word.
- We pray against that fear.
- We cling to His promises.
Lyrics by Chris Tomlin’s song “God of Angel Armies” say,
“I know ho goes before me, I know who stands behind, the God of angel armies is always by my side.”
I pray this strengthens you today, and silences the fear.