God Has Your Back!
“After this, [Abraham] had a vision and heard the Lord say to him, ‘Do not be afraid, [Abraham]. I will shield you from danger and give you a great reward.’“ (Genesis 15:1 GNT)
Turn on the television and you see images of strife and conflict all over the world; open the newspapers and you read terrifying accounts of local crimes. It’s enough to make anyone afraid and concerned about their own well-being and the safety of their loved ones.
But God has told his people down through history, “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” He said it to Abraham, the father of faith; and to the prophet Elijah; and to Mary the mother of Jesus. And he says it to us today. In other words, God has our back!
No wonder the writer to Hebrews exclaimed, “God has said, ‘I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.’ Let us be bold, then, and say, ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to do me?’" (Hebrews 13:5-6)
Let us then come boldly before God’s throne, seeking his mercy and his help, and let us be encouraged in our faith. God is going to take care of us, today and always!
Read Genesis chapter 15:1-6.