Read: Isaiah 43:1-7
1But 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. 2When 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. 3For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.4Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. 5Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. 6I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth— 7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
God has called you by name and saved you through Jesus’ death on the cross. As you go forward in your life and into the place God has taken you, whether in your home, your workplace, or your community, we are reminded that He will be with us. He will go ahead of you, protect you, and fight for you.
With God as your number one fan and bodyguard, what are you still afraid of? What fears and misgivings do you have about the cross Jesus has asked you to bear?