Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:16
Death is the power, the weapon, of the gates of hell. This is still true today; yet until God has opened our eyes to see it, we shall scarcely know the value of speaking out in confession of Him. But when suddenly, in some till now unforeseen circumstance, we find to our dismay that apparently faith does not work, prayer does not work, our very spirits are paralysed–then it is we shall learn the need to proclaim Christ. In so doing we shall discover what it was God was waiting for. “Thou art Lord. Thou art Victor. Thou are King.” The best prayer of all is not “I want” but “Thou art”. Be the revelation given to us, let us speak. In prayer meetings, at the Lord’s Table, alone before the Lord, in the midst of the thronging world, or in the dark hour of need, learn to proclaim “Thou art!”
From ‘A Table in the Wilderness’ a devotional by Watchman Nee.
Isaiah 21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.