Yesterday, I shared about a situation that was causing me stress. The outcome was unlikely to change my life in any way, but having to deal with it was stressing me. As usual, all my worry was for nothing. The situation worked out fine (far better than I expected), but I let the stress and worry control me.
Today, I’m sharing a Bible verse about anxiety and stress.
Tell those who have a fearful heart, “Be strong! Don’t be afraid!” Behold your God will come with vengeance, God’s retribution. He will come and save you.Isaiah 35:4
Worry doesn’t help any situation. All your worries will not change anything. The Bible says much about worry and how harmful it is to us. But with God on our side why do we need to worry.
The book of Isaiah was written during the rise of the Assyrian empire. The Assyrians repeatedly attacked the Israelites and eventually took them in to captivity.
As we read Isaiah’s words here in chapter 35, it’s likely he is referencing attacks by the Assyrians against Israel. This verse promises us, that just as Israel, we don’t need to be anxious in troubling times. We need to go to God for help. He’s ready and able to save us.
Everyday life and especially the pandemic has left all of us with worry, anxiety, and uncertainty. But claim the promise of Isaiah, do not fear, do not be afraid. God is with us and has been with us every day.
During these times and days of uncertainty, let’s not forget that God is calling us to him. He calls us to repentance, and he calls us to rely on him to solve the problems that are greater than we can handle alone.
It’s time to let go of your worry today. With God on your side, what do you have to fear?