His Encouragement #20- Abide in Me

For 2020, I have chosen Isiah 41:10 as my personal verse. This lead into a theme for this year’s “His Encouragement” posts. Each week, I will look at another “fear not” Scripture of the Bible. I hope that as we journey together through these verses that we all will learn a little more about trusting God and rooting out the fear in our lives.

Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

1 Samuel 22:23 KJV

“Abide in me, fast falls the evening tide. The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee. Help of the helpless, oh, Abide in me.”

We love to sing this old hymn about God abiding in us, but what about us abiding in Him? When we are saved, Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to abide in us. He’s always there, ready and able to bring comfort, peace, and answers to our prayers.

However, if we want to see fruit in our lives, be filled with the love of God, and see our prayers answered, we must abide in Him. He’s already done his part. It’s up to us to do our part.

John 15:4, 7, 10, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”

So what does it mean to “abide?” According to the Strong’s Concordance to abide means: to remain, to tarry, not to depart, to continue to be present, to be kept continually, to remain as one, not to become another.

Think about those above verses with those definition in mind.

Fear comes when we forget to remain in God. When we get our focus off of Him and onto the troubles and trials of this life. It makes me think of Peter when he was walking on the water to Jesus. As long as he focused on Jesus, he was able to remain above the depths, but as soon as he turned his attention to the storm around him… he sank in despair, literally and emotionally.

To stay above the storms in our lives, we must abide in Him. Remain ever present by faith in Who He is and what He can do. He can keep us safe. The last word is this verse is “Safeguard.” This word is used only once in Scripture and it means a keeping or a preserving. When I read this, this verse came to mind, “Psalm 121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.”

Remain in Him. Don’t let the storms of this world pull your focus off of Him and His Word, His Promises.

What scripture is encouraging you today? Share it with us!

Check out these other blogs for more encouragement from God’s word for your Thursday.

Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl

Trisha @ Joy of Reading

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective 

Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home

Becca @ The Becca Files

Jenny @ Author Jenny Lynn

Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes

Andi @ Radiant Light

Leslie @ Words of Hope

Claudia @ Claudia Moser

Keneesha @ Women Loving God’s Way

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