Look how fear has flipped the globe upside down, collectively gripping humanity, putting us in holding patterns. And let’s face it, it’s hard not to fear.
God has consistently spoken these words to humanity through the ages: FEAR NOT! And God keeps saying it: FEAR NOT!
Yet, I think God gets it that in our frailty, we will encounter fear. Fear ignites when we realise we can’t control things. We rehearse all sorts of possible scenarios that put us in the grip of fear. Yet, when God says FEAR NOT, it is not just a hanging, stand-alone statement. He ties this declaration to Himself; to who He is.
Fear not, for I am with you . . . I am your God (Isaiah 41:10). The God who created all things by the word of His mouth, puts himself behind the statement. Then He announces what He will do . . . I will strengthen, help and deliver you. Every time God says FEAR NOT, he ties Himself and His actions to the statement. He brings all He is as God to bear on our circumstances and acts to bring His strength, peace, comfort, salvation, endurance, encouragement, hope, survival.
So friends, get planted and FEAR NOT!
Best days ahead