You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its farthest regions, And said to you, ‘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.’ Isa 41:9-10 NKJV
I was reminded of these verses at the Christmas brunch a couple of weeks ago. These two verses in Isaiah are such a source of comfort and peace to me. In some of my most difficult trials God has comforted me with these words. God is so good and so faithful to uplift our hearts when we are weak. We can seek comfort and redemption from many things; work, home, people, self help books. But there is only one that can complete us make us whole and give us true comfort and hope that’s Jesus. If we look to Him in our times of trouble He will help us and not just tell us what we want to hear but what we desperately need to hear.
Isaiah 41 tell us that God has chosen us, we are special to Him, we are God’s Choice! He has not cast us away. We are also told not to fear because God is with us. God is on our side He is with us through good and bad He never leaves us. Not only is He with us but He says that He will strengthen us, help us and uphold us by His righteous right hand.
We serve a great big God! Whatever trouble, trial or temptation you are facing call upon His name and He will be there to strengthen, help and uphold you.