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
You know when you’re in the thick of it—facing tough financial circumstances, or maybe a problem with work or a relationship, or a health issue or an addiction? You know that“I just don’t know what to do” feeling? Most of us do, maybe all of us. The thing is, we actuallydoknow what to do—we knowexactlywhat to do. It’s just hard, in those moments, to remember . . . and to trust.
But we must remember and trust ourFather God.He sees and He knows . . . and sometimes He allows. We must not be “surprised at the fiery trial,” therefore, “as though something strange were happening” (1 Peter4:12). When He allows hardship, though, it’s always for good—even if that’s not, at first, very obvious (James 1:2-4; Hebrews 12:1-11; Romans8:28).
And we must remember and trust our King,Jesus Christ. He is truth. He teaches us what to do in any ordeal. He knows like no other. “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades” (Revelation 1:17-18).
And we must remember and trust ourGod theHoly Spirit. He’s always with us, in every moment (John14:16). And he can help and strengthen us, whatever the hardship. The “Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead” exists within us, and can certainly bring new life to our circumstances too (Romans 8:11).
If you’re in the thick of it now,trustthat God has a plan;followyour King, as He knows the plan and knows the way; andaskthe Holy Spirit for help. Fear not, for He is with you and He’s GOT you!