I have said to you: You are my servant!
I have chosen you and not rejected you.
Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I help you, yes, I strengthen you,
yes, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. …
For I am Lord, your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and who says to you:
do not fear, I will help you.
Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob,
o little Israel!
For I myself will help you, declares the Lord,
your Redeemer. …
But you will rejoice in the Lord
and glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 41: 9-10, 13-14, 16
What a great word of God for us, for you and for me. How much comfort and strength are in it. You should let melt each word in your mouth.
God had said it: You are my servant! An He keeps His word for ever! It is and it will remain so: You are His!
He has chosen you and did not reject you. How many people ignore us, but God is not despising us. He has mercy on us, no misery is too big for Him.
He is the great God who created heaven and earth. And this God says to me: Fear not, I am with you! I am your God and uphold you with my righteous right hand. He will help me. I am certain about that. He will not expose me to the wickedness of men. He, my Saviour, is here!
I am only a worm, a little one. I cannot change the world. I cannot do anything against earthquake, flood and drought. I am helpless, cannot rescue myself when I am suddenly in a hail of bullets, or when a bombe is exploding near me. But He is my Lord! He takes me by my hand, helps me and redeems me. The injustice may rage as it likes. I am safe in my Lord! He is stronger!
Thank you, Jesus, in your presence I need not to fear anything. You take me by my hand and walk with me through the day and through my whole life. You are my powerful, wonderful God!