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“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2 From time to time the Lord inspires me to put my thoughts into verse. They are simple things that mean a lot to me. So, I am going to share one that the Lord gave to me during this time of isolation. I have found a place of rest when the storm clouds hover near. Though the future may look…

“I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4). Fear, worry, and anxiety distress us. They tie us up in knots and steal our peace. We may not all face the same fears, but sooner or later we all encounter some form of fear, worry, or anxiety in life. Some say we are born with two innate fears, loud noises and falling. Others claim there are five basic human fears, listing such things as death, embarrassment, loss of love, rejection, and falling. Still others count six: poverty, old age, criticism, loss…

“For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:13 Have you ever been going through a trial or a time of discouragement and just stretched out your hand to the Lord, asking Him for help and strength?  I often form a mental picture of Him holding my right hand and guiding me through whatever is happening in my life. One of our biggest enemies is fear.  We tend to think of things that are looming up in our future and wondering how we are going to face…