You Are Mine

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“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….”

Isaiah 43: 1b, 2a

In this portion God speaks of Israel going through a tough time, but He reaffirms his faithfulness to His people.

Ain’t it so cool when God says He is with us, and He encourages us to not be afraid? We need to hear that I think, on a regular basis, especially in today’s world.

And I love how He illustrates here the trials we face, and yet He says, “I will be with you!” We are His! Hallelujah!

Lord God thank You that You are not only all powerful, but You are with us, all the way, every day! Our God, please continue to watch over us and keep us safe. Amen.

   

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quote from the NIV Bible

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The Way of the Lord is a Refuge

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“The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.”

Proverbs 10: 29

      

Did you know following God is a type of refuge? Yes, and by “blameless” this verse does not mean absolutely without faults, and perfect. Otherwise our faith would be only based on how many good deeds we do, and that’s not it.

But blameless does mean trusting, with a determination to do what is right. It means allowing God to work in our lives. And God is pointing out a principle here, that those who do evil need to stop, quick, fast, and in a hurry. Otherwise they will be ruined for an eternity.

Heavenly Father, help us not to be self-righteous, but to trust in You! Continue to work in us, as we follow You, and be our refuge in times when we need protection! Amen.

    

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I Will Be With You

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“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….”

Isaiah 43: 2, 3a

God really did protect the people of Israel in so many ways, didn’t He? And yet how do we apply these verses today?

We know there are hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters that do take place, even to people that are walking closely with Him. Devastation is in so many parts of our world right now.

I believe we can look at these verses today with the eyes of faith, as beautiful illustrations that God does protect us, that we are under His care. We can be encouraged greatly by also focusing on the positive things that God is doing in our lives, right now!

He protects us all the time! Isn’t that so cool?

Heavenly Father You are so awesome, and You protect us in so many ways, sometimes without us knowing or even thinking about it. Thank You My God! Guide us through the disasters in our lives when they do take place, and may we continue to trust in you! Amen.

     

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible