“But now, God’s Message,
the God who made you in the first place, Jacob,
the One who got you started, Israel:
Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end— Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you:
all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to me!
That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,
trade the creation just for you.”
~Isaiah 43:1-4, The Message
I wanted to share this portion of Isaiah chapter 43 with you today. It really encouraged my heart, and I pray it encourages your heart as well. These precious words from the Old Testament apply to us today too. God has sold more than Egypt, Cush, and Seba-He sacrificed His Son to get us back.
This IS how much God loves you.
I pray this encourages you if you are hurting, if you feel unloved, or if you feel overwhelmed by your current circumstances.
I encourage you to take the next several minutes and reflect on the following questions. I would also love to know your answers to the questions or reaction to the verses above in the comment section below. Thank you for spending part of your day with me. Have a blessed weekend, beloved child of God!
For further reflection:
What is the main thing you learned about God from the verses above?
Have you found yourself in rough waters or between “a rock and a hard place”? How did God help you?
Revisit the last 3 lines of the passage. How do these verses make you feel? Are they easy or difficult for you to accept and why?