Don’t be terrified of them, for the LORD your God, a great and awesome God, is among you. Deuteronomy 7:21 CSB
The number one mental health issue in North America is anxiety.
We spend $42 billion each year on treatments.
Many choose to self-medicate.
One weapon we have against fear and anxiety is truth.
Here, Moses delivers an amazing truth.
Israel, a nation of former slaves was charged with taking on seven nations “stronger and mightier” than they were.
The Hittites, for example, were no pushovers. They rivaled Egypt and Assyria.
Israel’s fear was not unreasonable.
But Moses tells them not to give in to that fear.
For – this is why.
The LORD – All caps means the covenant name of God. The God who chose you, revealed Himself to you and called you His own.
Your God – the deity with whom you have an intimate and personal relationship
A great – High, lifted up, worthy of praise and worship
And awesome God – capable of breathtaking acts and miraculous displays of power
Is – presently
Among you. Not far off. Right here beside you.
You never have to face anything alone.
The LORD your God, great and awesome, is with you.