Posted by Scott Herrold at Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2:08 PM
When we get stressed by all the WHAT IF’s of life, the best way to reset is to look back at the great things Jesus has done consistently in your past! When you look back at all the times Jesus walked with you through your most stressful seasons, it automatically resets your hope forward.
About 730 years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah was dealing with people who were caught in a culture of idolatry. God specifically used Isaiah to encourage people who were trying to live right with God, but felt a lot of push back from the culture around them. (He wrote a lot about what God showed him about about dealing with fear and cultural pushback) God said, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)
Here’s a whole list of encouragement from God to remind us how He’s walked with us in the past. Verses like these can help us re-center as we wrestle with all the uncertain feelings the news cycle has been stirring up!