You have redeemed me. You have called me by name. I am yours.
Fear has no hold on me because you, O Holy One, are my Savior.
You’ve always been there in every trial and every circumstance. In every situation you’ve been faithful and you’ve never let me down.
I trust in you and I rest in you presence even when life seems hard because I know that I am precious in your eyes and that you love me more than I can understand.
You love all your children. You will bring back those who feel far from you. You will bring me back if I wander. You love your children that much.
Nothing is ever too far gone for you.
You will restore what feels broken because you have a plan to redeem it all for your honor and glory.
I don’t always understand what is going on around me, Father. Sometimes things feel so overwhelming. There is so much pain, heartache, heaviness, hurt, confusion, and chaos in this life.
But what I do understand is that you are a present God, a God who is near, a God who is personal, a God who cares, a God who sees, a God who is compassionate, a God who is forgiving, and a God of mercy.
You are a God who loves His children and desires restoration, reconciliation, and redemption in all things.
I trust you, Lord. I rest in your plan. I have peace because I believe you are faithful and I know that you are able. I will not fear.
I will testify about what you’ve done in my life. I will be your witness and share about your goodness, God, because you are worthy of praise.
Isaiah 43:1-13 NIV
“But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, 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. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth— everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf. All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of their gods foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, “It is true.” “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?””
To really absorb the truth of these verses try sitting quietly and listening to Kari Jobe’s song, I Am Not Alone.
Songwriters: Austin Davis / Ben Davis / Dustin Sauder / Grant Pittman / Kari Jobe / Marty Sampson / Mia FieldesI Am Not Alone lyrics © Essential Music Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group, Music Services, Inc