“So do not fear; for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
I discover something new about this verse every time I study it. The message I receive this time is that God tells Isaiah He is with him, a prophet who the people chose to disrespect.
God tells Isaiah, and tells us “I AM WITH YOU.”
God is with each of His children as they go through illness and recovery, dealing with unforeseen financial issues, or interpersonal issues. Whatever our needs; God stands beside us, ready to give comfort and aid. He is there for the duration of the season. Yes, God is there for each of us as we travel through this life.
I learn from these seasons of issues. These times help me mature in Christ. In retrospect, I thank God for each of those difficult times and the lessons I learned through each one of them.
Some of these issues of life are common to all of us. Others happen to us because of an act we did that we shouldn’t have done. Yet, others come upon us because of something unknown to us.
Whenever an issue comes into our lives, we have a plan we can follow; we can enter our prayer closets and converse with God. We can tell Him our needs; give them over to Him and let Him work it out for us.
Dear Lord God:
I thank You for being with us in the most trying circumstances of this life. I thank You for always guiding us through these times. I thank You for Your Word which reminds us of Your great and undying love for us. I give You the praise. In the name of Jesus, I pray. AMEN