Tag: Do Not Be Afraid

“It is I, do not be afraid!”

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

The believer is absolutely sure that an invisible hand is always on the world’s helm, and that wherever providence may drift, Jehovah steers it. That reassuring knowledge prepares him for everything. He looks over the raging waters, and sees Jesus treading the billows; and he hears a voice saying, “It is I, do not be afraid!”

Knowing that God is always wise, he is confident that there can be no accidents or mistakes. He knows that nothing can occur, which ought not to arise. He can say, “If I should lose all I have, it is better that I should lose, than have–if God so wills. The worst calamity is the wisest and the kindest thing that could befall to me–if God ordains it.

We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God.” The Christian does not merely hold this as a theory, but he knows it as a matter of fact.

Everything has worked for good as yet. The poisonous drugs mixed in fit proportions, have worked the cure. The sharp cuts of the lance, have cleansed out the infected flesh and facilitated the healing. Every event as yet has worked out the most divinely blessed results.

Believing . . . that God rules all, that He governs wisely, that He brings good out of evil–the believer is enabled calmly to meet each trial as it comes. He can in the spirit of true resignation pray, “Send me what you will, my God–so long as it comes from You! A bad portion never came from Your table, to any of Your redeemed children.

by Charles Spurgeon

I will uphold you with My victorious right hand!

Grace Gems Whiteby Grace Gems

“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872

“Having obtained help from God–I continue until this day.” Acts 26:22

This is the testimony of the great apostle of the Gentiles. Many were the perils to which he was exposed, and many were the hardships which he endured–but he was borne up and carried through them all, by the help of God his Savior.

Just so, He who was the Helper of the great apostle–is the Helper of the feeblest child in His family, or the weakest lamb in His flock.

He is your Helper, beloved Christian reader! He who has redeemed you, not with corruptible things, such as silver and gold, but with His precious blood–will assuredly afford you seasonable aid. Look then to Him, in the discharge of your daily duties–for all needful wisdom and strength.

In domestic cares and trials–remember that your Helper is near.

In every hour of weakness and sorrow–cast yourself on His sustaining grace.

In the hour of your extremity, when human help avails nothing–then cling to Him, and listen to Him as He says, “Do not be afraid, for I am with you! Do not be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand!” Isaiah 41:10

by Grace Gems