“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”Isaiah 41:10 NLT
God chose Israel through Abraham because he wanted to, not because the people deserved it (Deuteronomy 7:6-8; 9:4-6). Although God chose the Israelites to represent him to the world, they failed to do this; so God punished them and sent them into captivity. Now all believers are God’s chosen people, and all share the responsibility of representing him to the world. One day God will bring all his faithful people together. We need not fear because (1) God is with us (“I am with you”); (2) God has established a relationship with us (“I am your God”); and (3) God gives us assurance of his strength, help, and victory over sin and death. Are you aware of all the ways God has helped you? (Tyndal Study Bible)
It is critical for all that read this understands that we are all God’s chosen people. There is a differential between believers and none believers. Believers being God’s chosen people. Are you one of God”s chosen people?
An important fact is God loves all people in the world. And I mean that anyone in the world, no matter how much you have sinned. Even murderers. To be chosen, all you have to do is repent and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. You are immediately one of the chosen people.
Many of us struggle with motivation, comfort, peace and recognition. Read Isaiah carefully, so many words of encouragement. * Don’t be afraid.* I am with you* Don’t be discouraged* I am your God* I will strengthen you.* I will help you * I will hold you up.
I can imagine why we will struggle to head to these words because it does not seem tangible. No person is lecturing us; what we should be doing we can’t touch and feel these words.
That is why the Bible speaks about faith because Christians are to walk by faith. The Bible speaks about faith the size of a mustard seed that’s all we need. Then these promises will become tangible. So if we walk by faith, all will be revealed.
“Don’t be discouraged I am with you.”
Lord, I pray for Faith. Thank you for all Your promises. In Jesus name. Amen.”