Facing Fear with God’s Word

Monday, March 3, 2014

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
This morning I was reflecting on a friend who is nearing death and several family members that are experiencing life threatening illnesses. God promises to be near to us, give us strength, calm our fears and uphold us. I know I need to be assured that these friends are within God’s control and that He does not want me to fear for them.  So I turned this verse into my prayer for them:  for their comfort, peace of mind, wisdom for the doctors that are attending them, strength to face the challenges of the day and that they would feel the closeness of God’s hand and His upholding power.  God wants us to use His word to guide our thoughts and give us strength to meet our everyday challenges.  What are you facing today that you can use this verse to give you courage and strength?
May God speak to you today through His word.

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