"What Do We Have To Fear?"

September 15, 2021 | By Chuck

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).  It’s one thing to be Moses’ assistant, but a whole different story to step up and take over leading in his place.  Moses became an incredible leader for God.  Can you imagine how intimidating it must have been for Joshua to step into that role?  God offers a message of comfort to Joshua by encouraging him not to be afraid and that He will be with him.

            Remember the words of Isaiah, “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).  I’m sure at times that fear creeps into your life.  Maybe you feel God is calling you to serve Him in a certain capacity and you’re a little afraid.  God’s servant never has anything to fear.   The truth of the matter is God is our God and He is always with us.  A God who is with His people is a God who will protect His people, so what do we have to fear? 

            “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.  Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Mt.10:28).