Read: Isaiah 41:10
We live in a culture filled with fear; fear of war, fear of financial shortage, fear of death. One of the most common fears in all humanity is the fear of being alone. In Isaiah 41, the children of Israel were wrestling with fear while wondering if God would abandon them because of their disobedience.
But there was one big reason not to fear: The Lord was with them and had promised them success. Since God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, just like Israel, you and I have no need to fear. The God who chose you will not forsake you, because he has a plan and purpose for your life.
When fear tries to overtake you, remember first to trust God’s presence. God’s servants do not need to fear the shifting sands of society, government, or sinful humanity, because the God of all creation is with us.
Secondly, we must also trust God’s commitment. Often, we become fearful or confused when we stare at our circumstances and away from our God. Don’t make circumstances big and God small! Lastly, we must trust God’s power. He is omnipotent and he will strengthen and sustain his servants in the midst of life’s trials.
PRAYER PROMPT: Faithful and ever-present Father, help us to trust in you and stand on the promises found in your Word, that we may be anxious about nothing and trust you in everything (Philippians 4:6-7).
Adron Robinson is pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Country Club Hills and president of the Illinois Baptist State Association.