Scripture for the week of January 10, 2021
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1b-3a (NLT)
As we step into another new year are you facing the deluging rivers of uncertainties, oppressing fires of anxiety and fears? How wonderful that the LORD proclaims at the beginning of these verses that we are not to be afraid. Our God has already paid an exorbitant ransom price to set us free and He calls each of us by name! The LORD declares that because we belong to Him we have nothing to fear; declaring that He will not allow any difficulty, oppression or consuming circumstance to destroy us. And, that He is with us no matter what we have to face in the days ahead. What an awesome truth that He is not only The Holy God of Israel, but has also chosen to be our Savior through the sacrifice of His only son, Jesus! Renew your trust in His loving care and protection to be your Savior today. Rejoice that you no longer walk alone!
By JoBeth Kested