You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” NIV
This is such a beautiful, beautiful verse. The intimacy of the relationship between the writer and God is striking.
Throughout this project, I’ve seen a pattern clearly mapped out. If we will call out to God in our times of trouble, if we will take our worries to Him and trust that He will solve them, we won’t have to struggle with them any longer.
He may not — in fact, in my case, He probably will not — resolve the issue in the way that I think is best. But, I am not God — for very good reasons.
Times of trouble in our lives can serve to draw us closer to Him. He wants that … He wants us to turn to Him as the first resort, not the last … to cry out so that He can come near and comfort us. The Message translates the last phrase of this verse, “It’s going to be all right.”
That’s what I’ll think about today.