My tattoo is based on the bible verse Isaiah 41:10.
"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.”
I struggled with severe depression for over four years. I always felt so alone and so weak when I was struggling with my thoughts of self harm and suicide. When my depression would take a plunge for the worst, I always found myself coming across this verse. Whether it was on a post on tumblr, a tweet, or even an entire sermon being based on this verse at church; it was always there. I began to take this as a sign and began to pray and asked God to give me peace of mind. Of course, He showed me his merciful Grace and put the negative thoughts in my head to ease.
On June 1st, 2013, I decided to permanently have “Fear Not” tattooed on my left shoulder blade. The “t” at the end is a cross.
I have a constant reminder that I am never alone. I will never be forgotten or left behind. The cross signifies the amount of love He had for me.
I am so pleased with my tattoo, and I’m eternally grateful for the Grace and love my Savior has for me.
This is perfect