Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bread For The Journey

Fear not, for I am with you; 
be not dismayed, for I am your God; 
I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  
Isaiah 41:10 ESV

With all that is happening in the world around us these days, it seems we have reason to fear.  And then there are those things that show up unexpectedly in our lives...and shake us to the core. We worry.  We fret. We fear. And we find ourselves crippled, overwhelmed and unable to accomplish the things that need to be done. I've been there.  But God gives us hope in His word.  Did you know that there are many messages in the Bible that tell us to "Fear not"?  Every single day of the year I can read a message from God assuring me that God is for me...He is with me...I do not need to be afraid.  I can have His peace 24 hours of every day!

Is there something you are afraid of today?  God can be trusted to bring you safely through it...whatever it may be!

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him, and he will act. 
 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
    and your justice as the noonday.
 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
    fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
    over the man who carries out evil devices!

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
    Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. 
 For the evildoers shall be cut off,
    but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
Psalm 37: 5-9 ESV

Fear not tomorrow, God is already there.  ~Ruth Bell Graham 



  1. Thank you, Judy for this relevant message today.

  2. AT NLUMC this morning our service was on fear. Our way out of fear as written in Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Very moving words.

  3. Beautiful Judy. So reassuring to know that we need not worry or fret!

  4. We all need to hear this and remember it!! I am trusting God for so many things - both within the family as well as for dear friends. I love that quote from Ruth Bell Graham.....