I know a mama… who’s desperately praying over a hospital bed today, where her fragile boy lays working hard to mend his severely broken heart. Yesterday marked surgery number nine in his three short years. While he’s battled courageously time and time again, there is a lifetime of mountains still yet to climb.
Fear not, for I am with you…
I know a wife… brokenhearted and discouraged after praying for her husband’s salvation all these years. Hearts have grown harder than ever. Heaven seems silent. Hope is hard to hold onto. The load feels much too heavy to carry on her own.
Be not dismayed, for I am your God…
I know a friend… caught in the waiting, feeling the weight of passions unfulfilled, fighting to not feel forgotten and betrayed by what God has promised (while the rest of the world seems to be moving forward just fine). Every day is another battle to rise up and dig in as she searches for healing and hope for her future.
I will strengthen you; I will help you…
I know a woman… whose aging body is worn and weary from years and disease. Things once taken for granted – like mobility and independent living – are no longer possible. Life often feels limited and lonely. Her mind struggles to find contentment in a body that is failing. She questions His promises and her purpose in the days that remain.
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Fear not, God says… with a compassionate and loving command. He’s with us. And yet the storms of this life relentlessly challenge our soul’s allegiance to believe what is true. I believe, Jesus. Help me in my unbelief.
To flee from fear, we must rehearse what is true.
The God of the Bible: Rehearse His Power
The whole counsel of God’s Word backs His promises – of this you can be sure. Just look at the verses leading up to Isaiah 41:10. God is with you. You don’t have to fear. Why?
- Every valley will be lifted up; every mountain made low. The glory of the Lord will be revealed! (Is. 40:4-5)
- The word of our God will stand forever! (Is. 40:8)
- The same God that comes with might also leads like a gentle Shepherd. (Is. 40:10-11)
- There is no one like the Lord – He is Creator, Ruler, and Sustainer over all! (Is. 40:12-26)
- God doesn’t grow weary. His power and strength never run out. (Is. 40:28-31)
The God of my Life: Remember His Faithfulness
We can also rehearse what is true by looking back at God’s faithfulness in our own lives. This is what He says to those who believe:
- He was Abraham’s God and He is your God (check out the second half of Galatians 3).
- His character is faithfulness – that’s just who He is (Psalm 89:8).
- He has been with you from the beginning (Psalm 139).
- He has rescued you and strengthened you in the past (1 Corinthians 1:9).
- He’ll do it again (Psalm 23:6).
Girl, God is with you and that’s a promise. He’s got this too.
“For all of the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.” – 2 Corinthians 1:20
At His feet,
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Week 1 Challenge: Every day this week read Isaiah chapters 40 & 41, then take time to write down five specific examples of God’s faithfulness in your life. As you rehearse God’s power and remember His faithfulness, respond to Him with thanksgiving and praise for who He is and what He has done!
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