From Fear to Peace

The reflection verse for this week is Isaiah 43:1b-3a.

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. 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. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

I absolutely love this passage of scripture. There are three phrases that stick out to me as I have been reflecting upon this passage.

“Do not fear” – God commands us not to fear. This is not the only time God tells us this. In fact, it is so important to God that HE tells us over 365 times throughout the Bible.

“You are mine” – Not only has God called us each by name, but states that we are HIs. No matter where we are or what we have done, God loves us beyond measure and we are His.

“I am with you” – This phrase brings me such comfort, especially over the past week. God promises to walk beside us no matter what may come into our lives – trials or triumphs – He is there through it all. Unlike some, God is not a fair-weather friend. He promises to never leave us, no matter how difficult life may become. In fact, there are many times that God is not only with us, but actually carrying us because we cannot make it on our own.

I want to share this song with you today. It is one that has brought such peace and comfort to me this week.

I challenge you today to lay your fears and stresses at God’s feet because He has called you by name and you are His. God will be with you through it all dear friend.

12 thoughts on “From Fear to Peace

  1. Jamy, what comfort this Scripture brings to us. I love the way you broke it down. It was the first blog I read. I so appreciate you and your encouraging insight.

  2. No matter what… we are His. Only God. I am struck by His deep love and deep desire to be “Only God” to me, this morning. Thank you for the song to remind us how very much He loves us.

  3. Jamy, I have appreciated your insights written here and also all week long in the SSL OBS and am truly greatful to have you as a teacher in my spiritual walk. It is truly a gift that the Lord has given you. Thank you for using it for God’s Kingdom work.

  4. Thank you for breaking it down, it really helps to understand and apply it my life. Love the song, being in OBS music soothes and calms me down.

  5. Jamy thank you for sharing. What an awesome post! I love the song you linked to and I love love your break down of the verse. Thank you so much! God bless you and have a great weekend!

  6. Jamie, I loved your post. Exactly the encouragement I needed. God is so faithful! If I remember nothing else I will remember not to fear as I am His and He is with me through it all. Amen.

  7. Loved your blog today! It is comforting to know that God is always with us, loving us, leading us and carrying us! Giving us rest and strength as He sees each is needed! Thank you Jamy!

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