Fear Not

“For He has said: ‘I will never leave you, nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’”

— Hebrews 13:5-6

How easily we are brought to fear. How often the dark clouds on the horizon seem to gather and they instill fear in our hearts. May I ask you this: Is there anything that is causing you to be afraid right now? Is there some dark cloud gathering on your life? Do you already feel the cold drizzling rain? Is there some terrible calamity that you feel is coming upon you?

Consider how God took care of Elijah, His choice servant, even when he was on the run from the wicked queen who demanded he be executed.

After the brook Cherith ran dry, God continued to care for him. And though the brook dried up, we see that God’s resources had not dried up, and that God’s love and care was shown in that He gave him the command as to precisely what he was to do. Even in the midst of this trial, God led him to Zarephath, which belonged to Sidon, and there a widow provided for him.

This widow was preparing to eat her last meal, but when Elijah came, God provided for her and her son, and also for Elijah. And he says, “Fear not.” This is a great statement we have so often in Scripture—words that were so frequently on the lips of Jesus Christ Himself, and words which we often need to hear. God takes care of His own.

Lord Jesus Christ, Your perfect love casts out fear. Forgive us for limiting in our own minds what You can do. You are a big God and great and can do the impossible, and You care for us. Thank You that You are our helper.