There are multiple books of the Bible where I turn for encouragement if I am feeling disheartened – Psalms, Proverbs, Ephesians, Philippians to name just a few. And today as I read from Isaiah I was uplifted by the following:
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.
2 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.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;