“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
Over the last few days, we have discussed the topic of fear, and how it can freeze your faith and your relationship with Christ. If we want to avoid this, then we must ask the question, “What can we do to escape the cage of fear in our lives today? There are three things we can do right now, to escape the cage of fear.
First, we must face our fears. In the book of Isaiah, the Lord gives us an incredible promise of hope, but in order to appreciate this promise, we must first understand that the nation of Israel was in a mess at the time this was written.
The people’s sins had driven them far away from God. They were now in a position where they were exposed to enemy attacks and they knew it. As their enemies approached them and threatened them, it left them with all sorts of feelings of fear.
But in this text, God gave them a strong word of encouragement and also made them a promise. And through the prophet Isaiah, God reminded His people that He had not forgotten them. Isaiah 41:10 says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
He says, “DO NOT FEAR”…and it was not a suggestion. It was a command by God. He was saying, “you don’t need to have fear in your life because you have ME in your life…DO NOT FEAR.”
In this passage, God looks at His children and says, “you have enemies rising up against you? Of course, you do. But guess what? Those enemies don’t take me by surprise at all. In fact, I am prepared to deal with them myself.” When you are a child of the King and you are walking in the will of God, you do not have to be afraid when others rise up against you. He promises He will help you.