“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. 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. I paid a huge price for you: [trade in nations for you] That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you. So don’t be afraid: I’m with you…” Isaiah 43:1-6 TM
What does this say about the heart of God? Do you know God this way? How passionate He is for you?
I admit I have trouble reading this – that God loves me that much – it’s hard for me to grasp. Hard for me to receive, but it makes it no less true.
Remember, in these uncertain times, you have a choice. You can focus on the trouble around you and give in to despair, or you can focus on the one who called you out of the pit and set your feet on solid ground and recieve His extravagant love for you.
Will life ever be the same? Will we ever get back to normal? Does that really matter?
The world is thirsty for the truth. You can be the one who shares it with them. Receive the love of the Father, and share it with a world who desperately needs it right now.