Friday, July 19, 2013

"God's Help"

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10
In this verse is a word of encouragement when fear begins to come your way and you feel disheartened. God Himself gives you four words of reissuance and comfort as well as wonderful promises.
1) "I am thy God." He is "your" God- personally involved in your life. That means He cares about YOU!
2) "I will strengthen thee." He promises to give you the strength that you need to make it through the trying times. Strength of heart, strength of spirit, strength of body and strength of mind. He will give you His strength-- perfect strength.
3) "I will help thee." He will help you- come to your aid; fight for you and not abandon you to fight for or fend for yourself.
4) "I will uphold thee with my right hand of righteousness." God is the One who will hold you up. You don't, and can't, uphold yourself. He is the One who keeps you from falling. He is the One who gives you grace to keep standing and to get up when you do stumble and fall.
So take heart this morning. You have nothing to fear, you have nothing to be anxious about, you have nothing to be disheartened about. The God who made the universe, the God who calls the stars by name, the God who knows the number of hairs on your head, the God before whom nothing is hid, loves you and promises to always be with you meeting your every need!
Have a great day. Do not be afraid, the Lord is with you.
For further reading:
Matthew 10:30
Psalm 147:4
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