“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:1 ESV).
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.
Adron Robinson pastors Hillcrest Baptist Church in Country Club Hills.