See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.”
Isaiah 12:2 (NLT)

God has come to save me! How can we not grab the hand of the One who has come to save us? How can we not?

I am afraid of heights. I remember sitting on the roof of my garage once crying for half an hour because I was too afraid to move to the edge, take my foot off the secure (?) surface of the roof and put it on a rung of the ladder. Then there was the whole issue of turning around. That was about twenty years ago. (Why was I on the roof? I would have to chalk that one up to curiosity and foolish pride…but that’s another blog.)

I love water slides. I remember getting three-quarters of the way up the highest slide at Cedar Point’s Soak City and having a melt down. I sat on the platform breathing deeply (trying very hard not to cry) while deciding if I had the courage to go to the top and slide down or walk down the stairs hanging on to the railings for dear life. Both required courage I didn’t have. This was about six years ago! (I opted to walk down the steps instead of climb up and slide down. I love the slides but hate the trip to the top of them.)

In neither case was I facing certain death. I wonder if someone had come in to rescue me – someone offering a hand to save me – would I have grabbed onto it for dear life and let them? Or would I have hung onto the seemingly secure roof or platform frozen in fear?

The point is GOD has come to save me! In the case of someone saving me, they might lose their grip on my hand. The rope from the helicopter they’re hanging out of might break. The fire engine bucket they want me to step into might collapse and spill its contents (i.e., me) onto the ground. But GOD – His grip cannot be loosened and He’s not using equipment that might fail.

God has saved me! I will choose to trust in Him and not be afraid.

What is trying to paralyze you with fear? Is it the economy? The safety of a son or daughter in the military? Health issues? Facing the holiday season alone? Choose to trust in the One who has saved you.

God has saved me! I will choose to trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; He has given me victory.

Holding onto the knowledge that I have been saved, living in that choice of trusting God and not being afraid, knowing that He has given me victory – that is where my strength comes from; that is what enables me to sing.

Let Him be your strength and your song. Focus on the victory He has given you and trust in Him.

One Response to “He has come…I will trust…”
  1. Anonymous says:

    The battles we face in this world are making all of us weary. The enemy’s attacks are getting stronger as the forces of evil seek to wound and discourage those who belong to Christ. Many believers are crying out for Christ to return soon and save them from all this darkness. We are indeed in the devil’s crosshairs and he is not backing down. His plan is to kill your hope, steal your joy and destroy your future. His arsenal is filled with weapons of lies and discouragement aimed toward every believer. His fiery darts of fear and doubt can pierce the hearts of struggling saints causing some to wonder if God really hears their prayers. We are all suffering the effects of a fallen world as we endure hardship of every kind. As difficult as it may seem, the truth remains the victory of Christ is at the core of a believer’s every trial.

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