In the Face of Fear

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Isaiah 41:8-13

Fear makes the wolf bigger than it is.  German proverb

The opposite of fear is not _____________ but _______

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (v. 10)

 

Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. (v. 12)

God is with you:

 

1. in the ______________

That night the Lord appeared to him [Isaac] and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.” Genesis 26:24

 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

2. to do _____________________

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses. Joshua 3:7

 

3. to save from _______________

I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 15:20

 

But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. Haggai 2:4

 

4. all the way ___________________

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark. Francis Bacon

 

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; John 11:25