Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

This verse reminds me that fear is unnecessary when I walk with Him, no matter what the world and people in it throw at me.

I’m learning more and more every day to let go and trust God to just take over every moment and care. This is really important concerning immediate and future stressors, like the unknown…what will happen if (insert scenario here)?

But because He loves us so, we only need to devote our every breath, thought, and deed to Him, and we will have no need to worry. This doesn’t mean we won’t make mistakes in our devotion, but we must earnestly and increasingly give our all for Him.

I’m tired of living in fear and stress, aren’t you? The Lord knows each of us has some unknowns and stresses ahead, but with Him before and with us, already knowing the outcome, why not enjoy our walk?

I choose to put my eggs in His basket. The world would tell you that a single basket is a huge gamble, but we know His basket is the ONLY safe bet.

From Billy Graham:

Down through the centuries in times of trouble, temptation, trial, bereavement, and crisis, God has brought courage to the hearts of those who love Him. The Bible is crowded with assurances of God’s help and comfort in every kind of trouble which might cause fears to arise in the human heart.

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Today’s soundtrack

Chris Tomlin’s “Whom Shall I Fear” reminds us that the God of Angel Armies is always by our side.