It is I. Don’t be afraid.

(“The Fruits and Marks of the Lord Being Our God
J. C. Philpot, Providence Chapel, London, 1849)

“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Mark 6:50

It is I who formed you in the womb, and brought you
forth into your present existence. It is I, the Lord your
God, who has fed you, and clothed you from that hour
up to the present moment. It is I, the Lord your God,
who has preserved you on every side. When you were
upon a sick bed, it was I, the Lord your God, who
visited your soul…

It is I, the Lord your God . . .
who allows every trial,
every affliction,
and who works in you everything according
to My own good pleasure.

When we can thus believe that the Lord our God is
about our bed and our path, and spying out all our
ways; when we can look up to Him, and feel that
He is the Lord our God, there is no feeling . . .
more sweet,
more blessed,
more heavenly!

“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Mark 6:50

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