Thoughts: We all go through fearful and unsettling times. Sometimes, those moments occur when we’re worried about our families or friends; at other times, we may be concerned about our careers or work projects; there may also be times when our health declines or something accidental occurs in our lives. Whatever the circumstances, we feel frail and vulnerable, unprotected and absolutely human. When we are fearful, it helps us to understand that God is always faithful. His words and promises from the past become relevant and meaningful to us, especially when we read them in times of trouble or crisis. God’s Spirit reaches to us from the pages of scripture and across the centuries to let us know that He is with us, standing beside us, or even carrying us through painful moments and worrying times. Grace and love are the great gifts He gives to us; compassion and comfort are blessings that will sustain us, enabling us to endure and overcome whatever life may throw our way. Isaiah 12 is a promise that can help us get through our present difficulties and personal problems. As Christians, we receive these words through the blessings of our Savior, who forgives our sins and guides us through life. And it truly is everlasting. Whether you are young or old. A new believer or have been your entire life. His promise will always endure!! Our faith is focused entirely on Him, because in Him we have everything that we will ever need in this life and the next.
Discussion: What presently troubles or worries me? How can God’s promise through Isaiah help me?
Activity: Take the power away from whatever your worries or troubles are by giving them to God. Lean into Him and on Him. Draw near to Him. Use Him as your strength and your stronghold because whatever it is that you are facing today, He is bigger than all of it.
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