"Fear not, for I am with you:
be not dismayed…” Isaiah 41:10
The sun was peaking above the oak tree in the front yard. Dew was still on the ground on this early school morning. With a diaper bag on one shoulder, two of our babies on each of my hips and three of our other children happily following behind me, I ushered them to the van, buckled them up in their seats and got myself strapped in so we could bring our 7 year old to school.
As it is with most women, fear somehow manages to squeeze into our thinking and is determined to lead the pack of thoughts in our head especially when our husband and children are part of the equation. As I came up to the same stop sign I approached every school day, I suddenly started questioning which way I should go. There were three different ways I could choose to get to school. Fear and anxiety gripped me. “Lord, do I go this way or that way? Lord, help, I’m at a stop sign and cars are behind me. Lord? Please tell me which way to go. I want to avoid wrecks and calamities. I have precious cargo in this van. Which path do I take, Lord?”
In Isaiah 41:10, God gives a firm command about fear. He says, “Fear not, for I am with you: be not dismayed.” In this scripture, God does not want us to be afraid. He is saying, “My beloved, I am right here by you. I do not want you full of anxiety. I do not want fear to control you. I care about every detail of your life. Trust Me."
Are you gripped by fear in an area of your life? God is not going to command you to do something that would harm you. Be encouraged today to fear not. God is with you at this moment.
Prayer: Lord, there are days where fear gets a hold of me and I am filled with anxiety but today I choose to believe You love me and you care for me. I choose not to fear. I thank You that you are with me.
Did this encourage you? God's word comforts and heals. Ask God to place someone on your heart and send them this scripture, Isaiah 41:10, by text or email, to let them know He is with them. It may be the very thing they need to know today!
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Wife, Mother, Adoption Advocate, Writer
Who am I? Galatians 2:20 does a great job of summing up who I am. My life is His, the One who loves me and gave Himself for me . In return, I want to be all He wants me to be and do all He wants me to do on this side of Heaven.
Recipient of the Angels in Adoption Award 2016. A program of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington D.C.