I love this next portion of Isaiah 41. God shows his love and compassion for His people Israel. He is their heavenly Father and treats them as His precious and special children. God knows they will be in captivity for 70 years and wants to encourage them during that time. Look at the “I”‘s in this passage. Whatever God says He will do, HE WILL DO! God keeps His promises.
Isaiah 41:13-14 “For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
14 Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,
little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
These promises by God were to encourage the Israelites but they are meant for all God’s children. He loves and cares for each of us as His own. Romans 8:14 “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” Galatians 3:26 “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,” Through our faith in Jesus, we are children of God. We are precious to Him. Psalm 147:11 “The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.” Be encourage by the love your heavenly Father has for you and how much He cherishes you. When He says, “I Will”, He means it as a promise to each of us.
There are important truths about God and lessons we can apply to our lives from just these 2 verses.
*God promises to personally lead, guide, comfort and help those who believe and trust in Him.
*By holding our hand, God shows He cares for each of us.
*God promises to help us. He knows our circumstances and how to resolve all our problems.
*Since God will attend to us personally, we can know that we mean something to Him and have value in His eyes. We,
each one of us, are loved by the God of the universe!
*God reminds us that He is Holy, His character is pure and blameless, and He is our redeemer.
Be encouraged today by God’s special love for you.