Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
The need of the world is the same as it has always been: more of God's Word, less of man's. ~Unknown
|It is said that the Word of God contains enough “fear nots” or the equivalent to give us a new one for each day of the year. Why are there so many? Is it not because fear is so common among God’s people? It is indeed good to be able to say, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid,” but there are times, many of them, when we need His Word to “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.” Our Lord wants us to have peace in our hearts at all times and under all circumstances, and peace is the opposite of fear and worry. He said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you. … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” It is His never-changing presence with us that calms our fears. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee,” so “I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.” He has said that “My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest,” and, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”|
|“I will fear no evil” or hurt,|
For “Thou art with me” each hour,
Leading “in paths of righteousness,”
And keeping me by Thy power.
|Isaiah 41:13 ~ Isaiah 12:2 ~ Isaiah 41:10 ~ John 14:27 ~Psalm 23:4 ~|
Exodus 33:14 ~ Joshua 1:9
(From Comfort of the Scriptures)