Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel. I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jeremiah 46:27
Throughout history there have been times of great death and destruction. Nations fighting nations. People fighting people. Sickness, death being rampant among groups of people.
As these things occur, many people are afraid. They are scared of dying. They fear the pain and suffering that could be coming to them. Many desire to escape what is occurring around them, yet, appear to have no way out.
God tells the people of Judah and Israel to not fear. They are in exile and are beginning to see the destruction of nations around them. They are fearing that the destruction will come upon them. Yet, God tells them that He will save them from the destruction.
Death and destruction of nations and people are still occurring to this day. God raises up and breaks down nations. People are scared of dying and sickness.
In the middle of all of this death and destruction are the believers. In a sense believers are in exile from their real home of heaven with God. They have to live their physical lives out here on this earth amidst the death.
Many see what is occurring around them and begin to fear. They wonder if God is really in control or if they will die in the process also.
God tells every believer to not be afraid. God has given His promise to save everyone who calls upon the name of Jesus and believes in Him.
At some point every believer will be called to go home to heaven to be with the Father for eternity. He will be removed from this death and destruction on this earth. There is no reason to fear what is happening.
As you watch what is going on around you, you may see a lot of death and destruction. Chaos is destroying nations, families, businesses, and more. You may wonder if you will be a part of the dying statistics.
Do not forget that Jesus has promised you His salvation for you. Even if you should die, you will live in the end. This world is not your final home. You have eternity with God to look forward too.
While you keep this in mind, all fear can be removed. While the world will end in destruction around you, you will live for eternity. Do not fear.
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus gives; that you will know God’s plan for you; that God will remove all fear of death in your heart; and that you will be a witness of God’s control and love.
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.