Fear Not for I AM with You
"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)
These days we are seeing many shifts and changes happening all around us, however, we can assure ourselves 2 the utmost and place our trust in the Lord 2 the extreme, 2 keep us and watch over us!
Look at the words in the above passage of Isaiah carefully. Right up front through the prophet God tells His people not to fear and not 2b dismayed (look around anxiously). The second half of His message is why we can do what He tells us there: "for I am with you!" Because God is with us, we need not fear. We need not be anxious.
Every time I hear or read God say something prefaced with I AM, I grin from ear to ear, real wide – my smile stretches from east to west, as a reassuring joy floods my soul. I love the I AM. We can apply I AM 2 every problem we call Him into. If you tell God, "I need healing," He steps in with: I am the Lord Who Heals! If u tell Him u need breakthrough, He steps into the problem with, I AM Breakthrough!
Do u recall the disciples on the boat and caught in the great storm in the dark? There they are, rowing like mad in the driving wind, at night no less. They see Jesus walking on the water toward them; they are terrified. And what does Jesus say? "It is I; do not be afraid."
They invite Him onto the tossing boat, and instantly problem solved, for "immediately the boat was at the land where they were going" (see John 6:21).
Alpha & Omega PowerFear not because I AM is with you! Who? God Almighty! The Great I AM is with you, don't be dismayed, for I AM your GOD.
He is Almighty God! He created all that has been or will ever be. He knows the beginning from the end and the end from the beginning. He is the One who upholds, maintains, and controls the entire universe by the power of His WORD. Think on that, the profundity of it! Jehovah God is w/u. Don't be dismayed. Don't worry. Don't be confused. Don't be shaken. Don't be overwhelmed by what u C happening all around u. I AM is with u.
I have a feeling that God wants all of us 2 commit these words of His 2 heart, and allow the incredible promises contained therein to transform us. If we get it, if we embrace it; if we really get it deep down into our hearts that He truly is God with us, that He is I AM in every instance, every trial, every shift, every change, we will never fear, even if walking through the valley of the shadow of death. Friends, store up those words deep inside of u so that your mind immediately recalls them when things get challenging, worrisome, or fearsome.
Trust the Hand!Now, get ready 2 strengthen... now, receive My strength in you to stand firm and not be moved, face set like flint, because I AM the Rock of Your Salvation. I AM Your Fortress. I AM Your Shield. I AM the ONE Who will favor you! I AM your God! I AM GOD Almighty! I AM Creator God! He will answer, "Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My right hand." His right hand or arm signifies a place of authority and power, honor and dominion, action and encounter, acceptance and reception and salvation. All authority is His. He will uphold and empower u 4 living and deliverance and victory in His power and authority!
He Saves His AnointedNow, get ready 2 strengthen... now, receive My strength in u 2 stand firm and not be moved, face set like flint, because I AM the Rock of Your Salvation. I AM Your Fortress. I AM Your Shield. I AM the ONE Who will favor u! I AM your God! I AM GOD Almighty! I AM Creator God! He will answer, "Yes, I will help you. I will uphold u with My right hand." His right hand or arm signifies a place of authority and power, honor and dominion, action and encounter, acceptance and reception and salvation. All authority is His. He will uphold and empower u 4 living and deliverance and victory in His power and authority!
He Saves His AnointedLook at this: "Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy Heaven with the saving strength of His right hand" (Psalm 20:6). David likely was going to war, it is thought, with the Ammonites and the Syrians who had vast numbers of horses and chariots with which 2 fight him. Things in the natural didn't look so good. I'm sure you know what that feels like. He required supernatural help and bcoz of this – God heard him with the saving strength of His right hand, the miraculous results of victory wrought by His Almighty Power in Action.
Moreover, we need 2b where David was: David saw God as more than a match 4 his multitudes of enemies and he had every confidence in I AM. So confident was David of His protection, help, salvation, strength, and victory that he considered all of it, and victory as already gained and exulted in it beforehand, setting up and displaying banners, even erecting them like trophies to glorify and honor Almighty God, Mighty in Battle. Those who trusted in the Lord are "risen, and stand upright" the enemy has bowed down and fallen (see Psalm 20:8). It is by His Hand that He promises to uphold us in our times of difficulty in the most righteous way! We will never be brought to ultimate defeat in our trials bcoz the right hand of God upholds us high above them!
Our God is an awesome God! Pass it on!So today, dear friends, I trust that this passage of Isaiah, God's message 2 His people long ago and equally relevant 4 His people today, will be an immense blessing 2 u. If you know of someone or some people who need such encouragement, forward this message 2 them, hand deliver it, or call and read it 2 them. This is the message for this day and season in which we live.
And don't forget 2 ponder through that amazing Isaiah Scripture, and commit it 2 heart this season. I AM is greater than your trials and sufficient 4 every need. In trusting in Him, in staying your mind on Him, He will keep u in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3)! Wow, His promises and their fulfillments, just keep on coming!
Richest blessings 2 u,
Stand Firm World Ministries