Isaiah 41:13 Help Is Available

Holding hands

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 

Help wanted signs can be seen in many different business places. They are searching for someone to work with them to help them accomplish their goals. No one can do everything alone, but need help in some things.

Finding help is often difficult. Often people do not want to get their hands dirty with certain jobs or they want more than what is offered. The employer is often left to do the work alone.

Just as the employer works alone, many people work alone with problems that they are facing. No one can be found to help them deal with bad situations in their life.

Isaiah quotes God in saying that He is taking hold of their hand and helping them. God tells Israel to not fear, despite what is going on.

Fear is a common factor among most people. Fear of just about anything negative rises in the hearts of people.

People are searching for answers to the problems in life. They want to know how they can make it through the difficulties. Often they are searching for people or false gods to get their help.

Those who have chosen to follow God, have God to be their helper. He is right there taking a hold of their hand and telling them to no fear and that He is helping them.

God may take the person out of the situation, but will often leave the person in the situation, but be with them in it. Things are allowed in the life of a believer because of sin in this world and to build the person up. Situations will push a believer closer to God in trusting Him and holding on to His right hand.

You can also know the presence of God in your life. He is willing to hold your hand as you go through difficult situations in your life. He is also telling you to not fear.

With God holding your hand, you have nothing to fear. Nothing can permanently harm you or destroy you.

In supernatural ways God can fill you with His peace, love, strength, wisdom and anything else you need to make it through whatever you are going through. God will never leave you on your own, but will hold your hand, so do not fear, God is your helper.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s presence in your life; that you will know God is holding your hand in every situation; and that you will know God’s peace in your life. 

Isaiah 35:4 Salvation Is Coming

Tree by waterfall

Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong and do not fear; your God will come; he will come with a vengeance; with diving retribution he will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4 

Fear is a powerful factor in the lives of many people. Things come up that bring about fear. There is death, sickness and violence all around that cause fear in the hearts of people. All over the news and social media there is articles of fear. People are afraid of many different things going on.

Most people react to situations out of fear, rather than out of confidence and strength. This fear is caused by not knowing what the future really holds. All people usually see is problems and have no real hope.

Isaiah tells the people to say to those with a fearful heart to be strong and not fear. The reason they are not to fear is that God is coming to save them.

Without God there is a good reason to live in fear. There is no hope of things getting better when God is not in the picture. There is no hope of being saved from any disaster that comes. In fact, without God, all one has to look forward to is death and destruction. Apart from God there is no real life or hope.

Fear has made its way into the hearts of people in the church. Some have chosen to take their eyes off of God and focused on the problems of the world. It looks as if one will lose and death will win in the end.

However, if one is trusting in God and remembers what Jesus has said, they will know that salvation is coming, no matter how bad things get before He arrives.

As you go through your days, you will see and experience things that are horrible. It will look as though God has left you alone. Yet, God is working in your life.

God may pick you up and pull you out of the situation, immediately saving you as He did with Peter walking on the water. Other times you may have to keep walking into danger and through the danger, waiting for the second coming of Jesus.

Ultimately, when you trust in Jesus, you will be saved and given eternal life. Jesus has overcome death and sickness to give you that life. Wait on Him to arrive and save you. This trouble is only temporary.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will choose to trust in God; that you will know the promises of God for your life; and that you will see God’s hand of salvation in your life. 

Isaiah 33:6 The Sure Foundation

Standing on a cliff

He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6 

People are always looking for a solid foundation for their lives. They want a secure job, a secure bank account, a secure retirement account, a secure house and much more. They want to know that what they are trusting in will work and not fail.

Many are seeking this foundation in the things and ways of this world. Everything that this world produces in and of itself will fail at some point. Nothing will last forever that is man-made. Empires have risen and fallen, economies have risen and fallen, along with everything else that man has made.

Isaiah is looking forward to a future time with Jesus. He is looking to a time when God will be the sure foundation, the solid foundation that provides salvation, wisdom and knowledge.

Following the ways and things of this world is an unsure foundation. There is no guarantees in this life with this world. Many are living in fear because they do not have a solid foundation in their life, everything is fluid.

The one who follows Jesus has a solid foundation. It is only in Jesus that one will find salvation from the trouble of this world. True wisdom and knowledge is found only in following God with all of one’s heart and life.

Jesus is the only one who can save a person. Putting one’s trust in God alone, will give him a solid foundation in this life and prepare him for the life to come.

The believer will be able to stand on a sure foundation while the rest of the world is in a panic and living in fear and being unsure. He has a hope that the world does not know or understand.

As you put your trust in God, you can know that you have a solid foundation under your feet. You can know that God has forgiven you of your sins. You can know that Jesus is going to return to bring you with Him. You can understand what is going on in this world.

Do not allow yourself to live in fear as the world does. As the world is crumbling around you, stand upon the promises of God, the sure foundation that will withstand the sands of time and eternity.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the salvation God provides; that you will have a solid foundation in Jesus; and that you will live for God with all of your life. 

Isaiah 30:17 Fleeing In Fear

Hands crossed in fear

A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee  away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill. Isaiah 30:17 

Fear is something that can cause a person to run away quickly. People fear something that they do not understand or that can threaten them.

The world does not acknowledge God, so it will flee things out of fear. They do not trust that God is in control and all they see is death ahead of them. Often the fear is over something very little and not really that large of a threat.

Over the years things have risen up that have caused widespread panic around the world. Most often those things did not do that much damage.

Isaiah prophesied against a nation who had chosen to reject God. They had chosen to find their own way of doing things. In doing so, they would flee out of fear very quickly till there was no one left.

Following God means that one will trust in God for everything in their life. God’s great love drives out all fear. However, when a believer chooses to step into sin, he is no longer loving God and begins to fear.

Many believers are running in fear of things that the world is doing, because they are not trusting God through the situation. They are following the beliefs and ways of this world and panicking as the world panics. Listening to the news and the social media, all one will see is trouble and fear driving up the panic.

The believer needs to trust that God is in control of every situation. There is nothing the enemy or the things of this world that can be done to harm him for eternity. There is no reason to run out of fear.

There may be things in your life or around you that seem large and dangerous. The world may be telling you to run in fear because of those things.

You have a choice to make. You can run as the world runs and not trust God. Or you can trust God and keep moving forward, knowing that God is in control of what is occurring.

Do not allow fear to dictate your life, but the word of God. God has promised to take care of you, so do not run as the world runs.

I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know that God is in control; that you will not fear what the world fears; that you will trust God for everything; and that you will be a witness of God’s great control.