“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
We’ve faced incredible challenges in recent months and, just when we think things are beginning to get better, the news is full of new assaults on our peace of mind.
While FDR’s well-know advice, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” may seem slightly ridiculous in the face of so many real dangers in our world, the kernel of that advice is sound. Fear saps our strength and muddles our minds at the very time when clarity and courage are most needed.
When confusion, uncertainty, and doubt sown by the minions of the Evil One cloud our vision, we can succumb to discouragement and lose hope.
This is the time to cling to the promises of God if we are to overcome.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”~ 2 Timothy 1:7