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.
Many debate about how many times is “fear not” or something similar mentioned in the Bible. The real debate, however, should be, that when the Lord has commanded “do not fear” even once, isn’t it enough to trust Him with abandoned trust and fully rely on Him?
Easier said than done. Jane looked her feet. The doctors had said that the gangrene had spread which meant that not just the two remaining toes, but her entire foot would need amputation. How was she going to afford this? How would she care for her kids, home and husband? When would she be able to begin work again? She wasn’t mentally prepared for any of this! She never imagined going through something like this!
Like Jane, each of us have our own struggles that cause us to be shaken up, daunted, anxious, disturbed, disheartened and weak in spirit, even leading to being apprehensive and worried about what next. The exiled Jews were experiencing a long and painful captivity in Babylon, when the Lord declared, “Fear Not” and went on to say why, “For I am with you, I am your God.” This should be enough for us to continue to hold on. Therefore, confess this over your life: “I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind me, the God of angel armies, is always by my side. The one who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine, the God of angel armies, is always by my side! Whom shall I fear???!!! My strength is in YOUR NAME, for you alone can save, You will deliver me, Yours is the Victory!!!