I am the LORD, your God,who grasp your right hand;
It is I who say to you, “Fear not, I will help you.” (Isaiah 41).
As long as we are in the world there will be trials in all kinds of ways. Whether it a worldwide pandemic or any other kind of suffering and troubles like sickness, lost of love ones, famines, wars and so on. Trials come in a wide array of shapes. They are inevitable while living in an imperfect world and we cannot do anything about it. Because of these uncertain things we can become anxious and fearful. But God tells us in scripture over and over again not to be fearful. For one, it does not solve the problems in the world. And two, God will take care of you.
The prophet Isaiah wrote: “Fear not, I will help you.” We should keep our faith in God and should trust Him always. We need to stay focused on God and know that his power has no limits. We need to walk with the joy of Christ and know that God has a plan for our lives. When trial comes our way, we should be confident that God works it out for the good of us. Instead of letting fear take over we need to take it as it comes, how hard this might be. God is always with us, even in our suffering and pain, therefore we should not despair. We can be consoled by the fact that God is with us and he will pull us through it.
God tells us today: “Fear not, I will help you”. The Lord tells us that we can rest in comfort as he stays awake. He has plans to get you through the storm. God’s comfort and consolation will guide us. We have to keep on trusting and hoping in the Lord and he will work it out.
Nothing can shake you if you keep on putting your faith and trust in God. Though we might experience great trials and losses, but with trust in the Lord, we will live in serenity and peace. So let us “rejoice in the Lord and glory in the Holy One of Israel”. It will open up for us new perspectives and new ways. And when we look back we can say with the prophet Isaiah that: “the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.” Let us pray to our Heavenly Father to give us the grace to trust in him always and to follow his Christ without holding back. That he might reveal us the way to go in life. Amen.