If you will trust, you won’t be afraid

Isaiah 12: 2

“Surely God is my salvation;  I will trust and not be afraid.  The LORD, the LORD is my strength and my song;  he has become my salvation.” NIV

For the last few weeks, I’ve been making steady progress on the  list of “fear nots” in my King James concordance.  That’s been a pretty easy way to find reminders not to worry.

But, this morning, I thought that I would go back to Psalm 119, where I know that there are still reminders that I’ve not yet catalogued.

However, when I opened my Bible,  I found myself in Isaiah 12, and something told me that there was a reminder here, too.  I began reading and found this beautiful, beautiful verse, “Yes, indeed — God is my salvation, I trust, I won’t be afraid.  GOD — yes GOD! — is my strength and song, best of all, my salvation!” MSG

My eye is drawn to the capitalization of all of the letters in “Lord” and “God” in these two translations.  When I looked the word up in my Hebrew to English dictionary, it means LORD, again with all capital letters.  This is very interesting to me.  At a minimum, this emphasis calls attention to the power of the one true God in whom I trust.

I am at a time of transition in my life.  Things are not what they always have been, and I don’t yet have a clear picture of what they can or will be.  But now, right now, as I stand in this moment (which is all I really have or can control) I know that GOD is my salvation.  I trust Him.  I will not worry about the rest of today, or tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or next year.  I won’t let the uncertainty of all of it frighten me.  I will take steps to move forward and I will pray His blessings on my efforts.  Regardless of what happens next, my ultimate future is assured.

That’s a great comfort today.

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Filed under Fear, Hope, Isaiah, Old Testament, Trust, Worry

2 responses to “If you will trust, you won’t be afraid

  1. Cj

    when LORD is used, it is Yahweh. “Lord” is used in many different ways.

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