Isaiah 41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
What can grip ones heart, increase ones pulse, and keep one lying awake at night? What can take possession of a soul unlike anything else? What can get ones mind totally off of reality and onto the “what ifs”? What can allow a good day in the sunlight, but when darkness falls—the unwanted visitor grips the heart?
This word has been the subject of our home. This word has penetrated many of my children’s hearts these last couple of weeks. I myself have personally experienced this emotion that can overwhelm the natural mind and make one dwell on experiences that have or have not occurred.
Each of my children has different fears, all stemming from the traumatic event they experienced. Fear of crashing again, losing their parents, sleeping, fire, wind, burglars, the unknown, remembering, the dark.... All of these fears come at night when our thoughts are our very own. In the stillness of the dark, fear comes lurking.
Turning to the Word, the only truth that can help the soul, is the true remedy of fear. Resting in Christ is not just what you believe in your mind. One cannot just say I believe God, but it is what one is really trusting, resting in—a life that is acted out in obedience to His Word.
Memorizing God’s word, speaking of who He is, repeating over and over that God allows things in our lives for our good, repeating his promises, and listening to good music are all truths we dwell on.
Is God good? Yes! Can we trust Him? Yes! Resting in His Almighty arms is the solution of my soul. We will trust Him moment by moment.
Palms 23: 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psams46: 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Ps 188:6 The LORD [is] on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
Proverbs 1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Proverbs 3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear…
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
II Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Psalms 139:10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Ps 57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until [these] calamities be overpast.
Ps 63:7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.