says, "I will be with you"
Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you . . . Since you are precious and honored in my sight and because I love you Isaiah 43:1-4
The Lord created you in your mothers womb. Although you do not know the way you came to the earth he has seen the formation of every parts of your body. He says to you, do not be afraid. In Bible, the word do not be afraid comes 366 times. He wants to assure you each day of the year. Everyday when you get up in the morning, several questions flash your mind. How am I going to face the world today. What answer will I give to the lender who helped me out at the time of crisis. Today is the last day to pay the school fees for my children, how am I going to pay them. Today is the most important exam, will I pass this exam. I will have to take an important decision in my life today, will I take the right decision. The Lord says do not be afraid, I am with you. He says, "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall." Whatever may be your problems or grievances he will not let the righteous fall.
He says, "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. And when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze" (Isaiah 43:2). We may be passing through deep troubles, which may appear to engulf us any moment. The Lord says I will be give with you, nothing can touch you without My permission. We see wars, calamities, poverty, and pestilence around us. we never know when we will be swept away by them, but when we have Jesus by our side we have hope that nothing can overwhelm us.
Do you know why God is taking care of you so much? Because you are precious and honored his sight and because he loves you (Isaiah 43:4). How reassuring it is to us. If we have Jesus with us, we know for sure there is someone to care for us and love us even if our mother and father forsake us. Many parents are overburdened by financial problems, to earn a name for themselves or by social activities. In the course, neglecting you as person. They may give you all the material comforts but not the love you long for. If you have been longing for love and if you are dejected because your parents do not pay attention to your emotional needs, Lord says, "I love you."
In the Bible we read, Abraham started his journey with his wife on donkeys back. The Lord said leave your country, your people and your fathers household and go to the land I will show you (Genesis 12:1). He obeyed Gods voice and left his country. When others asked him, where are you going he did not have an answer. People may have thought him to be a crazy fellow. He did not give excuse or complain on his way. How do we respond to Gods call today? Are we able to explicitly obey him or give lame excuses or teach God of the dangers on the way? Did God leave Abraham like that? No he made him as a great nation.
If you would listen to Gods call, the Lord says, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up. Do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:19). This month you will see new and great things happen in your life.I will go before you and will level the mountains. I will break down gates of bronze and cut through the bars of iron (Isaiah 45:2). He will go before you to speak to your boss and go with you when you go for an interview, in your exams and find favor in the eyes of everyone who is against you.
We have known about a person called Zacchaeus. He wanted to see Jesus. He was short and could not see Jesus in the crowd. He climbed a tree to see Him. When Jesus came to the foot of the tree he called out his name and said, Zacchaeus come down I want to come to your house and have dinner with you. Similarly, today Jesus himself has come to you with this kind invitation, my son, my daughter come to me I want to be with you, to help you in your times of trouble and do new and greater things in your life. Will you obey his call and receive him. If you do he will bless you abundantly.If you are blessed by this message kindly let us know, that we praise God together at firstname.lastname@example.org