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.