September 17, 2017
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
For I, the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, “Do not fear,
I will help you.”
We are continuing to look at the promises of God that encourages us not to fear. As we discussed previously, fear is an emotion that usually stems from thoughts of helplessness. We must examine the thoughts that are producing fear before we can deal with fear. Fear is really just a symptom which tells us that there is a perceived threat in our mind.
There is a definition of fear that has been floating around the Body of Christ for years. It defines fear as “False Evidence Appearing Real”. Most of the things we fear have no real basis. And those that have real basis also have real solutions. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
Our promise today paints the picture of a loving Father holding the hand of His scared child. In the previous verses, God tells His people that they should not fear because He will help them. He repeats this promise again. “Fear not, I will help you.” Furthermore, He tells them that He will hold their hand. What a loving Father!
Allow these words to penetrate your mind and spirit. “Fear not, I will help you.” Whatever you are facing, hear these words, “Fear not, I will help you.” If you are dealing with a physical challenge, hear your Father say, “Fear not, I help you.” If you are dealing with a financial challenge, hear Him say, “Fear not, I will help you.” If you are dealing with other obstacles or challenges, hear the Almighty God tell you, “Fear not, I will help you.”
After you have meditated on these words, act on them. Allow God to help you by accepting His help. Yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Be on the lookout for solutions that you thought could not come. Look for the manifestations of things that you have believed God for. Trust Him and do not yield to fear.
God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of peace, love and a sound mind. I will accept God’s help. I will yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Because my heavenly Father has promised to help me, I will not give in to fear. I so am grateful for the promise that God holds my hand and He helps me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.