Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fear Not {WD on Isaiah 41:13}

Watercolor Devo • Isaiah 41:13

When we think of fear, we think of something startling us, making us jump out of our skin. But that's not how we fear on a daily basis, is it? Our ruminating fearful thoughts that whirl around our heads are what keep us up at night. I love God's blunt words: Fear not. 

For I, the Lord your God,
    hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
    I am the one who helps you.”

Why? Because He is the one who helps us; not another flawed human, fickle riches or an expensive security system. No, the All Powerful is the one we can count on. What a comfort!  What confidence that should put in our hearts! 

So fear not. The answer to fear is right here. We can't make ourselves stop doing something without replacing it with another behavior, so follow this verse's advice, and think on the One who helps you.