Recap for Sunday, August 16, 2015

“‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” Isaiah 41:10, NAS95.

Yesterday we had a discussion about the importance of cultivating a confidence in the intervention of God's hand in our lives. We have all experienced the Lord's work in our lives, yet when faced with our "next challenge" often find ourselves with the question of "what happened to our trust." Over and over the Lord leads us into challenge areas and over and over we struggle.

As we discussed, this is the pathway of the Lord's discipleship in our lives. He grants us unique situations, problems, and circumstances; we try to solve them; we come to the end of ourselves; we turn to God; He answers; He leads us into the next place of growing trust. 

The sooner we see and understand the cycle and turn to Him, the more peace we experience, and the more we find the confidence that He is our God. Take a quick look at our verse. 

1) Do not fear... I am with you.

2) Do not be anxious... I am your God.

3) I will strengthen you.

4) I will surely help you.

5) I will uphold you by my hand. 

All of our fears and anxieties melt away when we once again realize that God is for us. Don't buy the lie that you are in your challenge alone. He is near and He is taking you through to see Him more clearly. 

Pastor Stuart