December 3, 2019 CAC Living Water December :- FEAR NOT!
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Tuesday, December 3, 2019- International Day of Persons with Disabilities
READ: Isaiah 43:1-3
Isaiah 43:1-3 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
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.
For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you (Joshua 1:5)
Fear is one of the most popular tools of the archenemy of our souls against us. It can overwhelm one with a thick shadow of darkness, controlling one’s movement and decision. God knows there is a tendency in man to be afraid of some certain scary and seemingly impossible situations (after all, that shows we are human, and not God), but God tells us not to entertain fear, because of His presence with us.
God told prophet Isaiah to fear nothing, because He was with him to see him through all the challenges and troubles of life (Isa. 43:2-3). The same was said to Jeremiah, the young prophet (Jer. 1:8). David’s declaration in Psalm 23:4 makes it clear that even in the deadliest parts of the world (the shadow of death), he would fear no evil, because God was with him. Psalm 46:1-2 also emphatically states that we will not fear, irrespective of whatever poses threat or risk to us, because God is our refuge and strength, Who is ever present with us to rescue us from troubles. A Yoruba adage translates, “If a dog has a formidable backing, it can kill a monkey.” The backing therefore boosts the dog’s confidence and unleashes the beast in it.
So, it should also be that, once we have God’s assurance (backing) for safety, we need not fear, even the devil himself. What is that mission that fear has handicapped you from accomplishing? Pick up the solace that, God is with you, and so, you can conquer whatever hindrance is before you. Fear not, regardless of your disabilities – God is in charge!
1. Lord, I banish the spirit of fear from my life, permanently, in Jesus’ name.
2. I refuse to be further enslaved by fear, in the name of Jesus.
3. Pray for people living with disabilities, that God should be their ability in all things, and raise people to help them always.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 34:5 – 36:21; 2 Peter 1:13 – 2:12