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.
God is telling you not to be afraid because He is with you. What better reassurance can you get? God Himself is saying that you shouldn’t be frightened because He is your God and He’s going to be with you to strengthen you, help you and defend you not because you are righteous but because He is. Knowing that God is on your side should make you fearless.
A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.
The Bible never says that we, as believers in Christ, will not have troubles or that our lives will be problem free. However, it does say that though we may have troubles, the Lord will deliver us from them all. This verse gives us hope and encouragement to know that when you go through something difficult God is always there to help you get through it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry
As believers in Jesus we have been made righteous through Christ on Calvary and not by our own doing. We have, therefore, been adopted into the family of God the Father. We can rest assured that He watches over and protects us and when we cry out to Him we know He hears us.
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
If you are born again, you have a new identity in Christ and you are no longer a slave to sin. Because you’ve been set free you can now offer your whole self, both body and soul to God to be used for His purpose. Devote yourself to God and to His service for His purpose.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
Reading the Bible as part of your prayer can lead to enlightenment. God speaks to us in many ways including His written Word. He may open your eyes to something new when a passage you’ve read before suddenly becomes clear and impacts you like never before.
For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
The best way to put a stop to critics and negative people is to do good and live a virtuous and godly life. Be a good example of what it means to love the Lord and do good so that those who don’t know God will have nothing bad to say about you.