I have called you back from the ends of the earth,
saying, ‘You are my servant.’
For I have chosen you
and will not throw you away.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:9-10 NLT
I love these verses from the book of Isaiah.
They remind me that even when I don’t feel God close to me, He is here. We are chosen by Him, and we will not be forgotten.
When He calls me to something I feel unqualified for, He is here to lead me. We are chosen and called, and He does not expect us to work alone.
When I feel afraid and alone, He is here to comfort and strengthen me. We are chosen by Him and He walks with us.
When I feel discouraged, He is here to encourage me. He has chosen us, not to be dismayed and disappointed, but to be built up by His strength.
When I feel weak and powerless, He is here to help me. We are His chosen people, and He does not leave us in a helpless position.
He is here. He is with us. God strengthens us and helps us—even holding us up with His victorious right hand.
[This post first appeared at Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith / Photo credit: FreeImages.com]
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