God is always ready to help us in time of need. He wants to convince us of this, so that whenever we face a situation that scares us or seems out of control, we can just turn to Him and KNOW that He will provide for us and help us. In the span of 4 verses (Isaiah 41) we are told 7 times how God will provide, :
- I am with you
- I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties
- I will help you (1st mention)
- I will hold you up and retain you
- I hold your right hand
- I will help you (2nd mention)
- I will help you (3rd mention)
“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…For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you! Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 41:10-14
How can we wonder about His intentions when we read this verse? How can we worry about situations if He goes through all the trouble of emphasizing His intentions so clearly?
I say we just believe Him, and see how He keeps His promises! I can’t wait!