How to Help Someone You Love Overcome Fear
Isaiah 43:1-2 ESV
"Fear not...I will be with you.”
These words dispel fear:
I. Jesus loves you
(Isaiah 54:10, John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:16-17)
Isaiah 43:1 ESV
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine."
II. Jesus made promises to you
(Isaiah 54:16-17, 2 Corinthians 1:20-22, Hebrews 6:11-12)
Isaiah 43:2 ESV
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
III. Jesus has a plan of salvation for you
(Isaiah 45:22-23, Acts 16:30, Romans 10:9-13)
Isaiah 43:3-4 ESV
For I am the Lord your God...your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush...in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.”
IV. Jesus has good intentions toward you
(Isaiah 61:1-4, John 1:12-13, Romans 1:1-5)
Isaiah 43:5-6 ESV
Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth.
V. Jesus’ way of living will work for you
(Isaiah 55:8-9, Colossians 2:6-7, Hebrews 11:6)
Isaiah 43:10 ESV
"You are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me."