Fear Not
In HIS Presence


Read: Isaiah 7:1-9

Meditation verse:

“Thus says the Lord God: “It shall not stand, nor shall it come to pass (Isaiah 7:7).

The kings of Syria and Israel went to make war against Jerusalem at the time when Ahaz was King of Judah. When it was reported to him that Syrian forces had been deployed against the house of David, the hearts of the king and all the people were moved as the trees of the woods are moved with the wind; they were terrified. But then God spoke through the prophet Isaiah, “Take heed, and be quiet; do not fear or be fainthearted for these two stubs of smoking firebrands, it shall not stand, nor shall it come to pass”.

These are very soul trying times. Insecurity, high cost of living, flooding, terrorism, and invasion of our land, resulting in the killing of innocent souls. The arrogance of the wicked is frightening. Globally, the picture is not brighter, with the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, pandemic, flooding, costs of living crisis and global recession. All of which is leading to a spiral in mental health issues: – depression, stress, and anxiety.

Amid all of these, God is sending His word of comfort to you this day. “O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with colourful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, your gates of crystal, and all your walls of precious stones. All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Indeed, they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake. Behold, I have created the blacksmith who blows the coals in the fire, who brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the [b]spoiler to destroy. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord” (Isaiah 54:11-17).

But you must believe and keep faith. Do not give up. Do not lose your faith in God. “If you will not believe, surely you shall not be established” (Isaiah 7:9).


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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