HAVE NO FEAR
“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of a sound mind.” We cannot live in fear. It has been said that so one thinketh, so he is. God casts out all fear. We only paralyze ourselves when fear grips us. As a young by, I was fearful of the dark and it kept me from seeing the place where the light switch was. The fear prevented me from reaching out to the switch. Too often, our fear prevents us from reaching out to God. God is always there. He is stronger than our deepest fear as seen in Isaiah 12:2 speaks of letting go of fear:
“See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.”
In this scriptural text, the writer expressed deep thanks to God for he knows that God is his salvation. Consequently, he will not fear. This is a song of thanksgiving. Isaiah indicates that the Lord is his strength and his song. He calls on the people to sing unto the Lord for He has done excellent things. He is moved beyond anger and has found his trust and hope in the Lord. Chapter 12 contains just six verses that speak volumes about the prophet’s gratitude to God. He is confident, knowing that the God of His salvation is his strength. Isaiah sings to the glory of God. His fear is removed by praise. I pray that you have replaced fear with praise and thanksgiving. May the God of peace give you joy today.