- Published: Thursday, 01 June 2017 15:57
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
Don't panic. I'm with you. 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.
This verse in Isaiah is bold! Read it again, Don't panic. I'm with you. THERE'S NO NEED TO FEAR, for I'm your God. I'll give you strength. I'll help you. Ill hold you STEADY, keep a firm grip on you. Okay, so, it's not that often that I feel super afraid, but there are times that I find myself feeling anxious, which is a form of fear. Or, I may feel a mild panic over something. But, God is telling me, right here in His Word, that there is NO NEED for this behaivor. He is my God and He has the ability to give me enough strength, enough help, enough steadiness to have peace in every situation. His grip on me will carry me through just fine.
What do think? Do you have those moments or those days that you have fear or anxiousness? Fear of the future maybe? Or fear of loosing someone that is dear to you? Fear of being alone, or loosing your job? Fear of illness? What is it that brings some fear into your life? The unknown, maybe?
How does one get to a place in their relationship with God that they are able to hand it all over to Him? Don't panic, I'm with you. God said it, do you believe it? Don't panic about tomorrow, I'm with you. Don't panic about the loss of a loved one, I'm with you. Don't panic about your children, I'm with you. Don't panic about that illness, I'm with you. Don't panic about being alone, I'm with you. Don't panic about your finances, I'm with you. God said it, There's no need to fear.
Wow, This is a lot to ponder!