Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Isaiah 41:9,10

"I took you from the ends of the earth,

from its farthest corners I called you.

I said, "you are my servant";

I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

My prayer today for each of you is that you let this Word sink deep into your heart.

Let's just look at it a portion at a time:

I - God Almighty

took you- rescued, brought out

from the ends of the earth- He found you!

from its farthest corners- He always knows where we are, no matter how far.

I called you - He sought you out and called to you.

The next part of the verse basically says:

I have CHOSEN YOU and have not REJECTED YOU.

So many ladies today have experienced rejection time and time again. God says He is calling you and He has chosen you! Regardless of your past. Regardless of your choices. Regardless of your mistakes~ He has Chosen You!!

(Okay - a side note here. Whenever I hear the word "chosen" I think of adoption. The beauty of our adoption in Christ is that He has "chosen" us- with all of our flaws and imperfections, He still wants us. He doesnt' just love us because He is our "parent". He had a choice and WANTED to choose us! How beautiful and how special!)

With all of that in mind He next says:


Do not fear

for I am with you;

No reason to be afraid of anything. He has chosen you and He will not leave you1

He next says:

Do not be dismayed for I AM your God.

Oh, my my my! Remember the first time He declared Himself as the I AM!?

I AM your provider.

I AM your healer.

I AM your shelter.

I AM your banner.

Anything that you may need, His Name encompasses!

He then goes on to promise:

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand!

What is that saying?

He knows when you feel like giving up.

He knows when your are simply exhausted.

He knows when all of your resources have failed.

He doesn't just know, He does something about it.

He UPHOLDS you with His Righteous right hand!

Please hold on to this Word today. May you receive strength and encouragement from His promises today!

Blessings to you!


1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Awesome encouraging post today.