Daily Devotional Bible Verse
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)
Fear not? How could God have such an unrealistic expectation of us? It’s easy for Him to say. After all, He is God. He dwells in heaven. He must not be aware of all that we’re dealing with down here. We’re faced with everything from nations plunging over fiscal cliffs, to violence against the innocent, to natural disasters. Not to mention the everyday issues of life. Who in their right mind wouldn’t be afraid? Who wouldn’t have some anxiety? God’s children needn’t fear.
The Lord never makes a promise He can’t keep. He commands us to neither fear nor be dismayed for two reasons: