Fear not!

Did you ever play a game in grade school where sides were picked? You were standing there waiting for someone to point at you, and maybe you were the last one picked? When God is doing the picking, you don’t have to be worried about getting picked last or not at all, because each of us are ALL God’s favorite child! Isaiah 43:1-4 But now, God’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, and your Savior. I paid a huge price for you: That’s how much I love you!

Do you believe God at all? If you do then this promise has to make you feel so protected, so chosen, so loved. There have been times that the only words that would come from me were “Oh God, help me!” It is in those lonely, terrified times that He makes Himself known to you.  Isaiah 65:24 “Before they call out, I’ll answer. Before they’ve finished speaking, I’ll have heard.” I am not telling you fables or lies, I am giving you the Word of God, and His Word promises us that beforewe call, He will answer! Now, what need do you have? Remember He says to Fear not.

When our little poodle was alive, if there was a storm raging outside his whole body would be shaking, all four pounds of him, I would pick him up, hold him and talk soothingly to him and he would calm right down. We are more important to God than a pet is to us, He holds us in His hands and says, “Hey kid, don’t be afraid, I’m right here, I will calm the storm in your life”, those are the words I hear and so can you! Don’t be afraid!

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