Psalms 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
God presents Himself to His children each day in the context of their physical and emotional needs in their particular circumstances. He knows them and their needs in an out. All their thoughts and feelings are well understood by Him. He knows why we have such feelings and emotional ups and downs. He knows our capacity to cope with and respond to our circumstances and various challenges. He clearly diagnoses our strengths and weaknesses. He sees our fear and amazement at what is happening to us. He measures our weaknesses and our dire need for help to go forward. He also recognizes our failures in our thinking, planning, actions and coping. As we are His children, He comes rushing to us with His Word and His wonderful promises to help us face the realities of life. He wants to take away our fears of the unknown and the fears of the possible future turn of events. When we are amazed at the complications of life that we are faced with, He admonishes us not to be surprised and shocked in bewilderment. In our weaknesses and helplessness, He reassures us of the power of His right hand which is at work for us. He guarantees us that He will be with us in times of fear and when we are not sure as to what might happen to us in the near future. Even when the events around us shock us to disbelief, He asks us to trust Him to see us through it all. His strength which is poured into us far exceeds and compensates for all the weaknesses that we experience. The Hands which hold the stars, planets, solar system and the entire universe are freely made available to uphold us so that we would not get ourselves tangled in the mire of difficult circumstances. He admonishes us to be encouraged in Him. He commands us not to allow ourselves to be mutilated by the circumstances, but to simply trust in Him. If He is able to save our souls from perishing, He is also able to safekeeping our bodies and lives which He has purchased at Calvary.
Dear friend, are you facing a fearful and shocking circumstance which drains away all your courage? Do you feel that your difficult situation is draining you of your strength to go forward? But there is no need for you to be in bewilderment, but just look and see where you are seated. You are sitting comfortable in the Hands which have created you. You are seated in the Heavenly places with the Lord. His mighty hands which hold the universe with trillions of galaxies together is holding you also because you are His special precious possession. He has given you His Spirit who is not the spirit of fear, discouragement and confusion, but the spirit of freedom, strength, courage and peace. Every thing else comes from the evil spirit of Satan who is the enemy our souls. The Lord has abundance of grace for your every circumstance. No matter who is against you, the Lord is for you and He stands with you. Your God is capable and willing to change any of your circumstances for you so as not to hurt you. If He doesn’t change the circumstance, He will change your mental disposition so that you will have the courage and strength to face any circumstance. Perhaps you are much burdened about the turn of events in the world and how it might affect your economic interests or job situation! It might be your family or health that concerns you most. It might be the slander that you face from your kith and kin of the earthly or heavenly family! Perhaps you are threatened by your boss or colleagues who try to get rid of you! There might be attempts to create false evidence or witness against you. No matter what the situation is, there is always hope in the Lord who has come to take away your fear, failures, weaknesses, anxiety or even guilt over forgiven sins of the past. The Lord is admonishing you to take courage in Him, lay aside every negative thought and submit all the complications of your situations to Him. So cheer up, dear friend, your Lord is at work for you in your difficult circumstances and He wants you to leave it all to Him and relax.Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord, your God will be with you wherever you go.Thought for Today
When you are in the mighty hands of the Lord, you are out of bounds with emotional entanglements like fear, anxiety, guilt, apprehensions, doubt, confusion and discouragement.