“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you with My victorious right hand.”
God’s promises are always true. His word never lies. The great thing about the Bible is that we can put ourselves in the center of His promises as we apply these truths to our lives too. Today’s eternal promise to the nation of Israel, found here in Isaiah 41:10, is one such promise. God’s promise, through the prophet Isaiah, to its original audience, would have come as a great source of encouragement. God was reminding the nation who He was, who they were in Him and His plans for them, which started way back when Abraham was called out of the land of Chaldeans and into the land of Canaan. Throughout that time, Israel faced problem after problem, some of their own doing by turning their back on God, but God never left them. He was faithful to the promise He made them; even if they had to walk through hard times, He promised them He would never leave them because they were His, ‘You are My servant, For I have chosen you and will not throw you away’(9). God was not done with them. ‘The Lord, the First and the Last’ (4) was and is the One making these promises!
Friends, these same promises, are not just for Israel, but for us too. God is not going to leave you in the valley you may find yourself in. He will not ‘throw you way’ or leave you to disaster. He promised to be with you and He will hold true to that. You may not be able to see Him, but trust that He is holding you with His victorious right hand. God will never leave you. Don’t be discouraged but be strengthened. He is with YOU!