But now, this is what the LORD says, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:1-2
You don’t need to be afraid because you are His. The Creator of all things wants you! In fact, He gets downright possessive about it! And here lies the secret…it’s not who you are, but whose you are that is the foundation of fearlessness.
Stop and consider…in love, the Almighty formed you. When sin enslaved you, He sent His Son, Jesus, to buy back your freedom. He invites you, by name (Yes, God knows your name!), into relationship with Him. And then, as if that weren’t enough, our God promises to be with you—leading, protecting, and providing—every single day!
So, what was it that you were afraid of?
Repeat after me: “I am His. He is with me, no fear!”
For Reflection: Which is more challenging for you to believe: God will or God can? How does God’s possessiveness of you impact your thinking?
Lord, I thank You for going to such great lengths to display how much You love and desire relationship with me. Forgive me for the times I’ve taken You for granted. I was created to be Yours, and it is in You that my heart is made whole. I am not afraid, because You are my Father and You are with me always!