5th November 2023

United Christian Broadcasters say



Trust God and don't be afraid

'Don't worry, because I am with you. Don't be afraid, because I am your God.'

Isaiah 41:10 NCV

Fear can steal our creativity and self-worth.

The longer it lives inside us, the stronger it grows.
And it's often fed by words; not just the words others say, but the words we say to ourselves.

When we think,
'There's no way I'm going to make it,' we dent our armour and undermine our effectiveness.

Fear can show itself as overprotectiveness, anger, pettiness, jealousy, or boasting.
It can weigh us down with the feeling that we have to protect and defend ourselves and make sure we're not forgotten or overlooked.

So when we're feeling fearful, what should we do?

The best thing we can do is acknowledge that we're fearful,
and then bring that fear to God and ask Him to take it from us.

This is what He promises us:

'Don't worry, because I am with you.
Don't be afraid, because I am your God.
I will make you strong and will help you;
I will support you with my right hand
that saves you.'

Isaiah 41:10 & 13

In Scripture, the term 'God's right hand' refers to His willingness and power to work on our behalf.

Two chapters later in Isaiah, God told the same people,

'Don't be afraid, because I have saved you.
I have called you by name and you are mine'

(Isaiah 43:1 NCV).

God takes care of what belongs to Him, and as His beloved children, He'll look after each one of us.

So when we're feeling anxious and afraid, let's choose to say,
'There's no way I'm going to make it in my own strength, but I will make it with God's strength.'

What Now?

What are you fearful or anxious about at the moment?
If there's anything on your mind, however big or small, don't hide it away - choose to tell God about it today and ask Him to walk through it with you.

United Christian Broadcasters
is a Christian media charity that exists to offer every person, in every place, every moment of the day, the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way.


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