“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.” Psalm 46:1–5
Immanuel, God is with us. These are the most comforting words we can utter in response to fear. God is with me, I shall not fear. Having a vital understanding of this simple truth can be the core of your confidence in Christ. The core dwells within the foundation that Jesus Christ laid for us when He died and resurrected from the dead 2,000 years ago. He conquered death so that we may have no fear in death, and He promises through the Holy Spirit that He is always with us.
“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
Jesus Christ accomplished an awesome and loving work long ago at the cross of Calvary. Presently, He is seeking to complete that work through you – yes, you, reading this! He died for all mankind so that we may enter into a loving Father-daughter relationship with Him. How glorious is that? He will continue to seek the hearts that are far from Him, and grow with the ones seeking Him until the day of Jesus Christ.
“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.” Proverbs 14:26
We’ve all been there, in that place of complete fear and vulnerability. The fear that sends a chill down your spine and you faintly feel your breath escape you. Maybe it was unexpected terrible news, a rejection, or a failure. When nothing in that moment comes to your senses, you finally think, but God. Where is He right now? I need Him, oh how I need Him. In truth, when uncertain moments of life unravel before you and the things that seemed solid are now shattered, you come to find where your faith really lies. Is your confidence in money? A relationship? Your job? Your health? What if all these things were taken away? Where would you be standing?
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
For those of us who are confidently in Christ shall never fear, for God is for us! Whatever opposition that may come my way, I know that God is within me and I shall not be moved. However, are you confident that Christ is within you? Are you confident that if you were to die today, that you will be standing in the presence of God? Are you sure that this Jesus, really did die 2,000 years ago, resurrected from the dead, and wants a relationship with you today? Are those feelings of fear and uncertainty rising up again right now, or are you exclaiming amen!?
If you are not confident that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life, I want to encourage you to become sure of your relationship with Him right now. Perhaps, you know all about Jesus but don’t know Him personally. Take these words to heart, repent from your sins, and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and you want Him to come into your life now. Today is the day of salvation my friends, He loves you so much that He sent His only Son to die for you! There is eternal life at the end of the road with our Savior, however, the road to Him is narrow, and only a few will take it. You will still have troubles, moments of complete fear, silence, and suffering. You will have the power of God within you that will give you complete confidence no matter the outcomes in your life. For God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Come to Jesus with your burdens, fears and baggage, and pray with me if you will.
Father, I know I’m a sinner. Your Word says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. You have demonstrated Your love towards me, in that while I was still a sinner, Christ died for me. God, I turn from my sins. I believe Jesus is the Son of God, and rose again from the dead. I pray that Jesus will become Lord of my life today, and that I may know Him personally through a relationship. I love you Jesus. Amen.
If you’ve said this prayer for the first time or recommitted your life to Christ, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d love to talk to you! You have placed your hope, faith, and confidence in Christ and it’s the best decision you could possibly make in your life.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28–30).