Reading the news headlines today online, I was chilled to learn of Iran’s growing threat to the free world. Ironically, just moments before pulling up the first news page, the song “Do Not Fear” (from Isaiah 43) had begun running through my mind. And, as I sat there, feeling a dark fear steal over me, I began praying that God would keep us in His hand…and that He would keep us trusting in His mercy without fear. Of course, it wasn’t long before I was singing Isaiah 43 out loud and a peace swept over my soul. Here are the words, straight from the Bible…this is one of my favorite passages and I thought I would share it with y’all.
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I am the LORD your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior…
Fear not, for I am with you.”
~Isaiah 43:1-3a, 5a~