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 ESV)
How tenderly God is always comforting our fears! How sweetly He says in Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.”
And yet again with still tenderer thoughtfulness, “I, the Lord thy God, will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not, I will help thee.”
Not only does God say it once, but God keeps holding our right hand and repeating such promises. The blessed Lord has condensed it all into one sweet monogram of eternal comfort in His message to the disciples on the sea of Galilee, “It is I; be not afraid.”
God does not say, “It is over,” or “It is morning,” or “It is fine weather,” or “It is smooth water,” but God says, “It is I, be not afraid.” God is the antidote to fear; God is the remedy for trouble; God is the substance and the sum of deliverance. Therefore, we should rise above fear.
Let us keep our eyes fastened upon Him; let us abide continually in Him; let us be content with Him; let us cling closely to Him and cry, “We will not fear though the earth be removed, though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.”–A.B. Simpson