Scripture: Isaiah 44:8 Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’” (NKJV)
Nugget: Fear, it can be the thing that consumes us--the thing that we allow to get in the way of our faith. Sometimes, fear can even be the thing that pushes us into the unknown--in the sense that we step out on faith in the midst of our fear(s). Either way, faith in God should be our driving force.
This scripture points out a characteristic that we must all grow in; although our fears differ, our faith in God should still be intact. God says, “Have I not told you from that time and declared it?” Not only has He told us something, but He has declared it will happen! There’s no one like our God who keeps His promises---all in His time.
When the voice (or voices) of doubt & fear come your way, or are even present in your daily thinking, remove them with thoughts of God & what He has declared on your life. If God says something will happen, it will happen. He is our Rock, our promise keeper!
Quote: “A promise is a powerful thing, for it does not usually meet an immediate need but it inspires us to persevere present sufferings knowing something good will eventually come. A promise has the power to transform the present even if it doesn't come into existence until the future. What promises keep you going, are you really standing on God's promises?” -Rev. Dennis Marquardt
© Lisi P, 2012