“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine” (Isaiah 43:1).Text — Isaiah 43:1-4
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States of America at his first inaugural address said, “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we need to fear is fear itself.” Fear enslaves, and devastates; makes one to fringe and cringe; and cripples one’s hope of a blissful and bright future. However, faith in God crumbles fear. The believer’s missiles against fear include: (1) study and meditation on God’s Word (2) Prayer of faith (3) Daily holy living, and (4) Perseverance
In today’s reading, God assures us of His presence when going through waters, rivers, and fire. Storms of life come in various forms: academic and financial challenges, sickness, delay in getting school admission, temptations, disappointments, and persecutions. We are to face life’s vicissitudes with courage and faith in God. Make Jesus your friend today by accepting Him as your Lord and Saviour. Then have faith in God and your fears will disappear.
Faith in God crumbles fear.
Jesus is with you always.
Prayer for today
Heavenly Father, thank you for your abiding presence.