"Fear thou not"

In the forty-first chapter of Isaiah we find these words: "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." We could hardly ask for a more comforting and tender assurance of God's loving care and presence than has been given us in these words; but in order to realize this presence and care, fear must be cast out and replaced by love, faith, and courage.

Paul tells us that "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Fear is a false belief of mortal mind that there exists a power apart from God, apart from Truth, Life, and Love. Fear has no real power, and its seeming results are delusions of the human mind. God is omnipotent, omnipresent Love, and the spiritual consciousness of Love is man's eternal heritage. As we claim this heritage and imbibe it in our consciousness, we lose the sense of fear.

Grateful Giving
January 23, 1937

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