Scripture in the Morning #28
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.
The prophet Isaiah, speaking God’s words to God’s chosen people [of whom we are part], encourages us – that even though we might suffer we should not fear because God has an amazing future for us – both eternally and even in this world.
When we lose our job, learn that we have a serious illness, face a big financial loss, or watch a family member make dangerous choices, we naturally experience fear for the future. What is going to happen to us—or to them? How will we get through this?
However, God’s words in Isaiah invite us to look at the big picture, the overarching story. Our God promises, in effect, “I am with you; I am your God; I will strengthen you and help you. My right hand will take hold of your right hand, so do not be dismayed.”
Rom 8:37,38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Rom 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.
Rest well. God is in charge and has you covered. Fear nothing.