Isaiah 43:1-3

But now, this is what the Lord says — he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “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; 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. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior …” NIV

There is so much here to ponder!

I was created by God … that in itself is a wonder. When I worry about how or why I do things the way that I do them, I am questioning His wisdom in creating me. God made me just the way I am, and further, he has redeemed me. Redeemed me … by the blood of Jesus Christ. He sent His son to die for my sins so that I would have life everlasting.

Because of that, there is nothing on earth that can harm my soul. It is sealed. I am His.

I also love the way that The Message translates these verses. “When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place , it won’t be a dead end — because I am God, your personal God, the Holy of Israel, your Savior.” The Message

So, what is there to worry about?

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Filed under Fear, Isaiah, Old Testament

4 responses to “Isaiah 43:1-3

  1. Carolyn Jenkins

    good promise to hang on to Cj

  2. yohannes azanaw

    in my understanding fear is sin

    • I agree. It took a while for me to get my head around that, as you’ll see if you read my journey from the beginning. But, I’m very thankful that I invested the time I did in working through this issue with God. Thanks for visiting.

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