Do Not Be Afraid, He is with You (Evening)
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Isaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you! Don’t be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you – yes, I help you – yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!
Her past life was a tumultuous one. Anna was born into poverty. When she was a senior high school student, her own mother asked her if she wanted to relieve some of her family burdens. Without any hesitation or ill will, she agreed. Unbeknownst to her, her mother sold her into prostitution. She was lucky because she could escape her way out. But eventually, without any place she could run into, she surrendered. Depressed, disappointed, broken-hearted, and hopeless she lived her life as a prostitute.
A glimpse of hope finally emerged. When a client wanted to marry her. She thought to herself maybe this man could save her from this living hell. After just three months, her new husband sold her, again, he was her pimp. Her mother sold her now her husband sold her as well. Her future seemed bleak and dark. She thought maybe, her life wasn’t supposed to be a happy one. After serving her last client she fainted, in her dream, she saw a figure in white. His face was calming and his presence alone soothed her soul. In just a mere moment she knew who he was: Jesus visited her. When she woke up, five hours have passed. Because her name was redacted, maybe you have no idea who she is. She is one of our church members. Jesus raised her up and she in return serves God faithfully. She becomes an active member of our church volunteers and a militant cell group leader. God changed her life.
For Mrs. Anna, Goliath was not a mere biblical figure. She faced it a long time ago and looking at its stature, all hope seemingly lost. Maybe we are struggling against our Goliaths. Our seemingly impossible tasks and crusades. But tonight’s rhema tells us: “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you!” We still have His promise and His promise is yes and Amen. Total healings could not only mend our broken souls and body but our mentalities and emotions as well. His divine confidence would grant us new power and might to face and conquer our problems head-on.
Do not be AFRAID, for HE IS WITH US.
1. What makes you feel unconfident?
2. What will you want to do to not let the devil intimidate your life?
3. Share it with your cell group, what are your commitments to stay focused on His path?
“Good Father, who accepted us as what and who we are. Help us to raise up from our fears because we clearly understand, You created us with something miraculous in Your mind. Your presence and assistance are real with each passing moment. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”