Be Not Afraid
This first time I saw this cartoon, the door was labelled “June.”
This year, 2020, has been hard, unexpectedly hard. And there is every reason to be concerned about what is beyond the 2021 door.
But God tells us, over and over: “Be not afraid;” “Do not fear.”
We are guaranteed trouble. At the same time, we, believers in Christ, Christ-followers, are guaranteed the Lord’s presence and help.
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)
God has given us a Savior, Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11)
God has given us all things. (Romans 8:32)
God has given us the kingdom.
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
Trust God and press on
He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. (Psalm 112:7)
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 24–25)
Happy New Year!