“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 ESV)
We are so much more prone to fear and discouragement when we are alone. But if you belong to the King of kings, you are never alone. You need never give in to these debilitating emotions of fear and dismay because your Father God has declared:
* He is your God.
* He is with you.
* He will strengthen you.
* He will help you.
It’s when we forget how big our God is, and His immeasurable love for us, that we become dismayed, discouraged and fearful.
“Fear not, for I am with you.”
It’s both a command and a promise. As described in the preceding verses (Isaiah 41:2-4) our all powerful, almighty God rules over the nations. This same God chose you and loves you (verses 8-9) This is the One who commands you not to fear. But in the same breath as this command, there is a promise: “I am with you.”
What more could we possibly need? “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)