Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fear Not!

What is more helpless than a child without its mother's hand! Reader, what is more helpless than you without Christ! You can neither stand nor walk alone; but "God, who takes hold of your right hand, says to you: Do not fear; I will help you!"

He will help you . . . against sin; against Satan;  against the world; against your own evil heart.

He will help you . . . when you are weary; when you are downcast; in the time of trial; and in the hour of temptation.

He will help you . . . to understand; He will help you to pray; He will help you to fight;  He will help you to avoid the snares; He will help you to despise the vanities of this poor world.  Ah, my fellow-sinner, this help is promised, because you need it all.

What a world of temptation, sin, and danger — what a world of darkness and confusion you live in! There is none to help you — none to teach you — none to lead you on your way — but Jehovah. Do not be afraid! He will hold you by the right hand, saying, "I will help you!"
[George Mylne]

Isaiah 41:10 ...  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 43:5 ... Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
Deuteronomy 31:6 ... Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Psalm 27:3 ... Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
Luke 12:32 ... Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.