Isaiah 35:4 Salvation Is Coming

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Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong and do not fear; your God will come; he will come with a vengeance; with diving retribution he will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4 

Fear is a powerful factor in the lives of many people. Things come up that bring about fear. There is death, sickness and violence all around that cause fear in the hearts of people. All over the news and social media there is articles of fear. People are afraid of many different things going on.

Most people react to situations out of fear, rather than out of confidence and strength. This fear is caused by not knowing what the future really holds. All people usually see is problems and have no real hope.

Isaiah tells the people to say to those with a fearful heart to be strong and not fear. The reason they are not to fear is that God is coming to save them.

Without God there is a good reason to live in fear. There is no hope of things getting better when God is not in the picture. There is no hope of being saved from any disaster that comes. In fact, without God, all one has to look forward to is death and destruction. Apart from God there is no real life or hope.

Fear has made its way into the hearts of people in the church. Some have chosen to take their eyes off of God and focused on the problems of the world. It looks as if one will lose and death will win in the end.

However, if one is trusting in God and remembers what Jesus has said, they will know that salvation is coming, no matter how bad things get before He arrives.

As you go through your days, you will see and experience things that are horrible. It will look as though God has left you alone. Yet, God is working in your life.

God may pick you up and pull you out of the situation, immediately saving you as He did with Peter walking on the water. Other times you may have to keep walking into danger and through the danger, waiting for the second coming of Jesus.

Ultimately, when you trust in Jesus, you will be saved and given eternal life. Jesus has overcome death and sickness to give you that life. Wait on Him to arrive and save you. This trouble is only temporary.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will choose to trust in God; that you will know the promises of God for your life; and that you will see God’s hand of salvation in your life. 

Psalm 139:1 God KNOWS You

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You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. Psalm 139:1

Everyone knows someone. However, the knowledge that a person knows about another person is usually superficial. Most people know only the surface of a person. Deep knowledge of the inner thoughts and feelings of a person is not always known.

It takes time and effort to really get to know how a person thinks and feels. The majority of people do not take that time or effort to really know a person.

It is common to hear of couples who have been married for years to suddenly learn something new about their spouse. No one can truly know all of the inner thoughts of a person.

People are also often scared if another person really knows who they are and what they think. They feel as if they will be rejected if the truth was really known.

David realizes that God had searched him and really knows him. David is also excited to know this information.

Having God really know the inner thoughts of a person is often a scary thought. People fear that God will reject them because of their evil, sinful thoughts that they have.

God knows those thoughts, even before a person begins to think of them, because God knows all already. Yet, despite knowing what a person has been or is thinking, God loves the person.

The great news is that, yes, God does know each person thoroughly, yet, He still loves with perfect love. It was in spite of those thoughts that God sent His Son Jesus to this earth to die on the cross. It was because of those thoughts that Jesus died on the cross to remove those sins.

Instead of fearing God knowing a person, he must rest assured that God knows and still loves.

As with all people, you have things in your past and even current life that is not always the best. There are things you have done or thought in secret that you know goes against God. Even though no person may know about those things, God does. God is not standing there now ready to judge you and condemn you, but to forgive you with great love, mercy and grace.

Rest in the fact that God does really know you better than you even know yourself. And in this knowing, He does love you with a dying, eternal love. Be willing to share all with God, because He already knows it.

I pray today that you will know God’s great love for you; that you will rest in God’s knowledge of you; that you will not try to hide things from God; and that you will grow closer to God.