Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)
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 am with you”, says God. “Therefore, fear not.”
“I am your God”, says God. “Therefore, be not dismayed.”
In righteousness God promises strength, help, and upholding. “I will”, God says. “I will.”
Faith sees these words and embraces them as reality. It looks and says, “Jesus bought that for me with his blood!”
Jesus bought God’s “God-ness” as I’m terming it. Because of this amazing reality, God is with me. God is my God, and he promises to be my strength and help, and to uphold me. God’s righteous right hand is on my side. All of this. For me (and you). In Jesus. Is it enough?
I’m asking God to persuade my heart at every inkling of doubt to trust and believe this solid ground as I face the uncertainty that is every single day of 2014. Join me.