Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
- Isaiah 41:10
Fear is a normal reaction to a perceived threat.
However, we see repeatedly in God’s Word that He tells us not to be afraid because He is with us. This life is not always easy. Trials, loss, illness, and uncertainties can cause you to doubt.
But take heart. You have the God of the universe on your side!
The maker of the heavens, Earth, and all that is in it is your strength.
Have you ever thought of all the animals on Earth, the different fish of the sea, and all the many galaxies and stars that God created? That is the God who loves you and is with you.
When we try to work everything out on our own, trying to control every outcome, we stop relying on God’s plan for our lives.
While there is nothing wrong with planning, some things will ultimately be out of our control. In those times, it is reassuring to remember that God will strengthen and uphold us at that moment. He promises to equip us with all that we need.
His love never changes. It is an abiding love that never fails.
We cannot earn it or lose it. Isn’t that wonderfully reassuring? God promises to uphold us with His righteous right hand, providing constant companionship and comfort.
He will never leave us.
Today, as you go about your day, take notice of the birds of the air and the clouds in the sky, and remember that our amazing Creator is with you. He loves you and desires to have a relationship with you.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for loving and being with me. Thank you for your beautiful creation that reminds me of your incredible power, creativity, and love. Amen.