Faith and Hope in the Midst of Challenge Isaiah 41.10


#369  Faith and Hope in the Midst of Challenge Isaiah 41.10

As the Lord’s people, we are being fitted for a future ministry of kingship and priesthood with Christ.  Revelation 1:6  This role of the priesthood is described in Hebrews 5:1-2  “He can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness.”   We deal with the sin in ourselves through the power of Christ, and we must expect to experience many facets of human weakness in others also.  Mental illness may be an area we deal with.  As our experiences unfold in our dealings with people we come to know the depth of human need and the darkness of the human experience, as well as the joy of nobility and their deep longing for a better life and a better way.  We come to know that His love and Iron Rule will firmly and wisely deal with the fallen human mind-set.  Revelation 2:26-17  The strong and loving authority exercised by Christ and His Church in glory will break the old ways and habits of the world so that the vessels can be made new.  The length and breadth and high and depth of the love of God in Christ Jesus can reach down to any depth of darkness with the opportunity of healing.

We know that He will “Consider the covenant; for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.”  Psalm 74:20  He will act upon His promises in Christ and the Iron Rule Opportunity of firm love will be experienced by all with the end result of Vibrant Life.  “…at the name of Jesus every should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Philippians 2:10-11 See Isaiah 45:22-25  Imagine the time when all will experience opportunity for healing and the joy of forgiveness.  In that day Israel and then all the world will have no more reason to fear and they will say “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.”  Isaish 12:2  “Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation.  And in that day you will say, ‘Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name.  Make known His deeds among the peoples; make them remember that His name is exalted.  Praise the LORD in song, for He has done excellent things; Let this be known throughout the earth.  Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great is your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”  Isaiah 12:3-6

In the meantime we set our hearts to trust Him, in our own spiritual battles, and in the battle of spiritual darkness that wages rampant in our world.

“Do not fear, for I am with you;

Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,

Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10

Do not fear, for I am with you…

“Why am I so sad? Why am I so troubled? I will put my hope in God, and once again I will praise him, my savior and my God.” Indeed, whatever the ills pushed upon us, this is the right medicine: God is with us…!  RM

Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.

Anxiously look about you: Strong’s #8159: to gaze at or about (properly for help); by implication to inspect, consider be nonplussed

WE KNOW WHERE OUR HELP COMES FROM!  So there is no need to look around anxiously!

I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you:  SURELY!

When the Mighty God of the Universe says I WILL, it is a SURE THING!

I will strengthen you:  Strengthen:  Strong’s #553: to be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage)

I will empower you with awareness to keep your footing and mental courage and fortitude to go forward in My will.

Surely I will help you:  Help: Strong’s #5826:  To surround, that is protect or aid

I will surround you with My keeping power.

Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand:  Uphold: Strong’s #8551: to sustain by implication to sustain, keep fast; figuratively to help, follow close

I will continue to sustain you for I am with You continually, following closely.

I WILL [of coarse SURLEY, because His Word is SURE] continue to sustain you with My righteous right hand.

The power He exercises in our lives is in Integrity and Righteousness through Christ. 

 He commits His power in our lives to be used in Highest Integrity for Highest Good.

And His Highest Good is silently at work soon to bless all people!

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