“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.”
When I read this Scripture from Isaiah, a couple of thoughts came to my mind, and I want to share them with you:
- You can have confidence in God, this is why he said: “Don’t be afraid.”
- You can have a relationship with God because He has redeemed you; He knows your name; and, He claims you as His own.
- When times are tough, and you feel like you’re in over your head, remember that Jesus knows something about water. He walked on top of it, so He can certainly walk you through it.
- When you encounter the raging rivers of life, Jesus can see around the bend. He will chart the best course, and He still knows where the still waters are (Psalm 23:2). “You
To claim this verse as your own, speak it to yourself: “You are my personal God. I know you have redeemed me and know my name. I know you claim me as your own, and I give thanks to you for You are the Holy One and my Savior.”