Isaiah 41:10 ~ NIV
“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.”
As I was praying this morning and asking God what I should write, He brought this verse to my mind. About a year ago, I was helping to lead a class of 1-3 graders and we memorized it in class. Every couple of words, we had a little movement to help solidify the verse in our minds. Every night we learned a new verse and by the end of the week, some of the kids were able to quote all of them just by hearing the references! I say that to show how important memorizing the Bible is. Just a few verses here and there can have an incredible impact on you when you are in a tough spot, or in a good spot. There is always something to learn from the Word of God.
I also want to talk about this verse in particular. That first sentence is extremely powerful. We never have to be afraid because we never have to go through anything alone. There are a lot of times when the scariest part of a situation is thinking that you will have to go through it alone. But that is never the truth because God will never abandon us.
Then there is that next part, “do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” There are certain situations in which it doesn’t feel like enough to not be alone, sometimes we need a little influence to go with it. Here is some influence for you, the God who created the whole universe with His voice calls you His son or daughter! That’s some powerful influence! Not only does that give you influence, it can give you confidence because God will back you up whenever you need it. All you have to do is ask and He is right there with you.
I saved my favorite part of this verse for last, plus it was the last part of the verse, so it makes sense. It says that God will strengthen us and help us, cool! But it also says He will hold us up with His righteous right hand. How cool is that?! In the Bible, the right hand was the hand of blessing and the left hand was either a lesser blessing or a flat-out curse! Now, here’s the good part: God doesn’t save the best of His goodness and love for the “perfect” or “important” people. He saves it for you! You are important to Him and He has saved the best for you!
You never have to feel alone, or abandoned, and you never have to feel like you were created to be “less than” anyone else. Don’t let those lies steal into your mind. You were created with a unique light and purpose that this world desperately needs! Trust God to give you what you need to carry what He destined for you. He isn’t going to call you into something that you aren’t capable to handle.