Sunday, April 25, 2010

Such Good Stuff!

I don't know what you are going through, but you do not need to fear! The Lord ministered to my heart today and I thought I would share it with you. May He bless you and keep you!

Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.

Behold, all they who are enraged and inflamed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; they who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.

You shall seek those who contend with you but shall not find them; they who war against you shall be as nothing, as nothing at all.

For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you . . .
. . . thus says the Lord, He Who created you, O Jacob, and He Who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.
Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and because I love you, I will give men in return for you and peoples in exchange for your life.

Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east [where they are dispersed] and gather you from the west.

I will say to the north, Give up! and to the south, Keep not back. Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth--

Even everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, whom I have made.
Be strong (confident) and of good courage, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

Only you be strong and very courageous, that you may do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.

This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.

Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
(Scripture from Isaiah 41 and 43 and Joshua 1)


Michelle said...

That was very timely and encouraging. As a pastor's wife, I am dealing with something that this is truly applicable to.

Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to use you in this way.

Have a blessed week!

Rachel said...

Thank you for those words. They are the exact words of truth that I needed to hear today.

God's blessings on your Sunday!

Jenn said...

Michelle, Isaiah 41:10 is my life verse! I struggle with being consumed with fear and whenever I feel fear's constriction I quote that verse and picture the Lord upholding me and leading me with his righteous right hand!

Thanks for sharing!

Rose said...

Beautifully written post! I was very blessed by it. Thank you! rose