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When You Need Saving Because You Fear

By Barbara Rainey

I was my children’s savior. So many times I scooped up a little one about to face plant, or rescued a bigger one from pain with Neosporin and Band-Aids and hugs. Car seats, seat belts, and filters of all kinds were my tools—weapons against lurking dangers.

But children grow up and moms can’t protect or save anymore.

What a wonder to introduce them to Jesus, to place their hands in His. My ability to rescue is so limited, so very inadequate. 

I love all the repeated “Fear not” verses in the Bible. God knew I needed to hear His reminder as much as my children needed to hear me say, “I’ll be back soon,” every time I left them in the church nursery. I didn’t mind saying it over and over because I loved my little ones dearly. They meant the world to me. I delighted in them and wanted them to never forget my promise was trustworthy. I never wanted them to be afraid.

So my loving Father, who delights in me and wants me to rest in Him, reminds me of His saving nearness with these words: “Fear not … for I am with you to save you (Jeremiah 30:10-11). 

I am with you, I am with you, I am with you,” He’s repeated to me.

The most famous poem in the world includes the line, “I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (Psalm 23:4).

He is with me, He is with me, He is with me.

I don’t have to fear being alone. My children don’t need to fear being alone. No one who has welcomed Jesus into their heart is alone. Period. His presence is inside of us. 

He promises to be with us…in the dark. In the daylight. In the quiet. In the loud. 

He will never leave us. 

In the hard. In the easier. In sickness and in health, too for He is our husband (Isaiah 54:5).

He will never leave us.

Print this verse or letter it yourself, or write it all across one wall of your house if necessary, to remember every day in every circumstance: “Fear not, I am with you to save you,” declares the Lord!

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