There is so much wonderful packed in that one verse. First, that the Lord is even speaking to us. That He even cares enough to say, little one, don't be scared I am God, the Almighty and I myself with help you.
When I was a nanny, one of the little guys would worry. a lot. D would ask stuff all the time and when the answer upset him, he'd say "but, but, what if..." and I felt so bad for him. I couldn't understand why he wouldn't listen to my reasoning, my logic, but he would let that fear upset him to the point of crying. And my heart would break for him because truth be told, I've done that before and I am a grown adult.
And then it makes me realize just how much God cares for us.
That He would take the time to encourage us over and over in His word not to fear because He's got this. Just like a parent would comfort their child, saying it's going to be alright. I am here. I am taking care of this and I wont let anything bad happen to you. He knew we'd have these questions these lingering thoughts and fears, and He whispers, "Do not fear, for I am with you. I am your God and I am encouraging you to take heart.
Secondly, that He is telling us not to be afraid. How often in His word He speaks to us about this. Fear is a horrible feeling. I don't know anyone who would disagree.. But yet God
I love when I have a read a verse over and over and it doesn't resonate with me but then God does something amazing when I read it again. Be still and KNOW that I am God. What would that look like? What if I replaced "what if this happens..., what if I.." with, "what if I was still before the Lord..." Not even in the sense of crying out to him to help me stop worrying. To take these anxious thoughts away and to help me to just feel better. But if I was just still...
He would rescue me because He always does.
I so often just want the Lord to take my problems away. Sometimes it's so frustrating I just cry. And I get angry because I don't understand. But when I have come back to Him, I can see Him working. In me. In the people around me. And I begin to remember that I am His. And even when I fear, it doesn't change who He is or the plans He has for me. He is faithful. He will complete the work He began in me because He promised me He would. And He always keeps His promises.
"Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philipians 1:6