Sept 23 Do not Fear

blue-1238986_640Father, thank You for more wonderful words of comfort and promise:

“Do not fear

for I have redeemed you;

I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.”

fear-2083653_640In the Garden of Eden You walked with and spoke with Adam.  There was a close and open relationship between the two of You.  But when Adam sinned, the next time he was in Your presence, he said “I heard You in the garden and I was afraid.”

Fear had never been a part of the relationship before.  But now that there was sin, there was fear.  I have lived all my life in a fallen world where fear has a place.

But here, You say to me “Do not fear”.  And the reason: “because I have redeemed you”.   And since Your completed work on the cross, I am in right standing with You.  I am in close relationship with You, like Adam was in the garden before sin.

And those precious words: “I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” bring such intimacy and tender closeness.  You know me.  You call my name.  I am Yours.  I belong to You.

Along with that relationship comes a promise of care and protection.  What confident assurance it gives me!  What a sense of being loved and protected I have with those words!

I am assured that when I face difficult times, when I am in deep waters, when I am in danger of being swept off my feet, You are there with me.  Your presence accompanies me.  And Your promise guarantees me that the waters will not sweep over me and take me away.

Recently I have seen very dramatic pictures of the power of water: destructive, deceptively strong and damaging.  Statistics presented highlight how little moving water it actually takes to unbalance a person, a car, a house; and sweep it away.  But Your promise is sure.   The waters will not sweep over me.

Thank You for Your true promise.  Thank You for the confidence You give me in facing difficulties and hardship; that You are with me.  That I will pass through them.  That I will arrive on the other side.  With You.  Amen

Isaiah 43:1-7

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2 thoughts on “Sept 23 Do not Fear

  1. Hi Laura I hope you were rejoicing as you worshipped our Lord and Savior today! How blessed is His Name!

    I didn’t have time this morning when I read your post, but I wanted to send you this poem Father gave me a number of years ago that fits so perfectly with what you said.

    This afternoon I’m going to post your post sent on Thur or Friday on my blog & FB as well as send it to about 180 people who receive via email my blog posts. I attended a course Friday night and alll day yesterday about deliverance, so wasn’t much on email; checked to see if my kids sent anything or anything urgent, prayer requests and let the rest go.

    God’s promises are Aye and Amen. He’s still got work for you to do, and then you’ll come out a champion! love you, Sandra

    The Waters

    When the waters pass over your head,

    Stand thou still.

    This thing is allowed of Me;

    It is within my will.

    Running will not help;

    Fighting will get you down.

    Only by standing still,

    Can you win the victor’s crown.

    When the waters pass over your head,

    Simply be still and rest;

    Relax in my strength alone;

    I will bring you through the test.

    No matter how deep the waters appear,

    The way up ahead is clear.

    Simply standing, resting

    Will bring you through this testing.

    See Isaiah 43:2; 30:15-21; Jeremiah 29:11.

    On Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 1:04 AM Daily Bible Prayer wrote:

    > hearmorefromgod posted: “Father, thank You for more wonderful words of > comfort and promise: “Do not fear for I have redeemed you; I have summoned > you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be > with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they wi” >

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