For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Fear not, I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 NKJV
There are many places in the bible where we can find the promises of God. This is one of my favorite passages to find encouragement. God is speaking to the children of Israel in biblical times. The Lord is speaking to you today.
When I need encouragement I often turn to the 41st chapter of Isaiah. I begin reading towards the end of verse 9. This is what it says.
You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away; Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, And those who strive with you shall perish, You shall seek them and not find them, those who contend with you, those who war against you shall be as nothing, As a nonexistent thing, For I the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Fear not, I will help you.
Jesus keeps drawing me back to this portion of scripture. I am His servant. He has chosen me. He will never cast me away.
Sometimes I wonder if God has chosen me to serve Him. I wonder if God has turned His back on me. Does Jesus really promise to be with me, to strengthen me, to uphold me with His righteous right hand and protect me from harm. The answer is yes, He does!
Jesus calls all of us to serve Him. God’s promises of protection and provision are for all of us. You may be experiencing trials and hardship today. God has not forgotten you. He has not cast you away.
God is faithful. Jesus keeps His promises!
You are not experiencing hardship because you failed to muster up enough faith. You are not suffering because you have not prayed enough. God does not want you to trust in your ability to muster up enough faith. Jesus does not want your faith to be in prayer.
Jesus wants you to trust Him. Jesus wants your faith to be in Him and only Him!
Jesus knows we will find ourselves in situations where we do not know what to do or where to turn. Turn to Jesus Christ. He is God. He will hold your right hand so that you do not fall. Jesus will enable you to persevere and endure the trials of this present age!
Jesus can turn your trials into testimonies and your hardships into opportunities to walk by faith. Do not be fearful. Jesus will help you overcome every obstacle you face on your journey into the promised land of God’s kingdom!
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