Tuesday, March 24, 2020

No Need to Fear


There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:10 MSG

You will have nothing to fear at night and no need to be afraid of enemy arrows during the day.
You will have no fear of diseases that come in the dark or terrible suffering that comes at noon. Psalm 91:5-6 ERV

During the past six weeks I have had two opportunities to be afraid and fear the circumstances I found myself in. Facing open heart surgery challenged my faith and I was tempted to be afraid. I admit that I had some anxiety the night before but I can honestly say that I was never afraid. I trusted in the Lord to be with me and to bring me through whatever I had to face. When the coronavirus pandemic began to grow I had the opportunity to be fearful of what could happen. I was seventy years old and had an underlying medical condition. This placed me in the high-risk category. In the natural, I should have been fearful. Once again I have put my trust in God's Word, "There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.

The entire world has been rocked by the pandemic and it is safe to say that the majority of humans are living in fear. The disease has produced fear and all nations are suffering from economic anxiety. Fear is running rampant.

Make the decision to trust in God and the Word. Choose to live in faith and not fear. Daily believe that the Lord will help you and strengthen you.

The old gospel hymn, God Will Take Care of You, is very relevant for our day.

Be not dismayed whate'er betide
God will take care of you
Beneath His wings of love abide
God will take care of you

God will take care of you
Through every day, o'er all the way
He will take care of you
God will take care of you

No matter what may be the test
God will take care of you
Lean, weary one, upon His breast
God will take care of you

God will take care of you                                                                                                    Through every day, o'er all the way
He will take care of you                                                                                                            
God will take care of you




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