“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, FEAR NOT: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.” ~ Isaiah 35:4
FEAR NOT: God will Save Us
Throughout the book of Isaiah had there are prophesies that the people of Judah would go into captivity as punishment for their idolatry, for their unfaithfulness to God (e.g., Isaiah 33:10-16). However, the book of Isaiah is also filled with prophesies of their rescue, of which our text is an example.
The message for the people of Judah, was that though God would correct them for their sins, He would not forget them: He would be with them and, at the right time, he would rescue and restore them.
That message is true for us too. Sometime we get ourselves into bad situations because we decide to go our own way; sometimes God chastens/corrects us for our sinful ways. But know this, if we are truly children of God, then God our Father is NOT finished with us. He will not chasten forever. When we have borne the fruit of repentance, God will rescue us; God will restore us!
“…Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.” ~ Jeremiah 3:12
FEAR NOT, God has not forgotten us. FEAR NOT, The Lord will defeat our enemies. FEAR NOT, Believers, we belong to God, and He is faithful.
This post is a part of a series on several of the “FEAR NOT” sayings in the Bible.