Thought for the day #194
CALLED BY MY NAME
Isaiah 43:1 (New American Standard Bible)
now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O
Correction and chastisement can bring intense feelings of failure and worthlessness. Loneliness can overwhelm a person. Uncertainties of heritage can be very discouraging. We can feel alone and unwanted.
Certainly those of the House of Israel have felt all of these emotions and more.
Obviously, God saw that his people were in such despair that he needed to reassure them. There was no need to fear for they belonged to him and he still wanted them. His promise to preserve them was still true.
are no different today. Like
declarations that God had given to
Let us look up and rejoice. God is faithful. He has reserved a Remnant for himself. As a member of that remnant, we know that we belong to him. All of his promises are ours. He will protect, keep and provide for us as long as we depend upon him. We can face each new day with confidence. We are the Sons of God.
Praise God! We are of the House of Israel, loved and preserved by the power of Almighty God. We can sing the song of the Redeemed, through the blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Almighty God claims me for himself.
Thank you Heavenly Father, for your reassurance that I belong to you. I am so glad that you have preserved me as part of your Remnant. I know that you have redeemed me. I thank you for preserving my heritage and all your promises to bless me. Help me to be faithful. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.