Do not be afraid!

I was counseling someone on anxiety, and this email popped up from Grace Gems.  I hope that you might find it a word of comfort (or conviction) in troubled times:

Do not be afraid!
(James Smith, "The Believer's Companion in Seasons of Affliction and Trouble" 1842)
"So do not be afraid--for I am with you;
 do not be dismayed--for I am your God.
 I will strengthen you and help you;
 I will uphold you with My righteous right hand!"
    Isaiah 41:10

God has arranged all our concerns with consummate wisdom, in the very best possible manner.

He overrules all events by His omnipotent power.

He directs all things by His paternal love.

If infinite wisdom, omnipotent power, and paternal love, are engaged for our present and eternal welfare--then our fears must be groundless, and our anxiety folly. Our fears only . . .
   dishonor God,
   distress the mind,
   please Satan,
   and grieve the godly.
 do not be dismayed--for I am your God.
 I will strengthen you and help you;
 I will uphold you with My righteous right hand!"     Isaiah 41:10
God has arranged all our concerns with consummate wisdom, in the very best possible manner.

He overrules all events by His omnipotent power.
He directs all things by His paternal love.
If infinite wisdom, omnipotent power, and paternal love, are engaged for our present and eternal welfare--then our fears must be groundless, and our anxiety folly. Our fears only . . .
   dishonor God,
   distress the mind,
   please Satan,
   and grieve the godly.

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