Standing Firm in Fearful Times

Confidence in the Face of Fear

Sep 16, 2023

“So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'” (Hebrews 13:6, NIV)

In life, fear can sometimes feel as if it is knocking on our doors incessantly, demanding our attention. The fears might be about our health, financial stability, relationships, or any multitude of things. As such, it’s easy to find ourselves being intimidated by these worries and fears.

Yet, this scripture in Hebrews 13:6 offers us a profound truth that can help us stand firm amidst our fears. It tells us that we can confidently proclaim that the Lord is our helper, and therefore we should not be afraid. When we truly internalize this truth, it changes our perspective and how we interact with our fears.

The verse confronts fear by comparing the power of God and that of humans. It highlights that if God is our helper, the fear of what people can do to us becomes insignificant. After all, what can mere mortals do in the face of the Almighty God?

This confidence comes not from an arrogant or ignorant perspective but from the understanding of who God is and who we are in relation to Him. God is our Creator, our Sustainer, our Redeemer, and our Helper. He has proven Himself time and time again throughout history, and He continues to be faithful in our lives today.

So, when fear comes knocking, let’s remember to respond with the confidence that we have in God. He is our Helper, and He is more significant than any fear we may face.

Wonder in the Word

In what areas of your life do you need to affirm the statement, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid?” How can you remind yourself of this truth in your daily life?