"But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine." Isaiah 43:1
"Fear not: for I have redeemed thee." The word that keeps going over and over in my thoughts is-- fear not. You have no reason to fear because He has redeemed you. That means that He has paid the price that it took for you to be released. Released from what? Released from eternal judgment- the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Released from the power of sin- sin has no more dominion over you. He also released you from the stronghold of fear. Fear cannot torment you any longer. The ransom price that was paid was paid at the cross through the shedding of the blood of God's own Son Jesus.
The old hymns used to talk about the power in the blood and the power in the cross. There is power in both. That power releases us from fear, oppression, emotional instability, confusion and weakness.
"Fear not: I have called thee by thy name." You have no reason to fear because God knows who you are, where you are and what you are going through. He knows you personally- by name. He knows everything there is to know about you. He knows you better than you know yourself. If He knows you, then that means He is aware of you and everything that touches your life, so you don't have to fear- He is there.
"Fear not: thou art mine." You have no reason to fear because you belong to God. You are His child and He knows how to take good care of you. Since you belong to Him, He will not forsake you or abandon you. He will not leave you to take care of yourself. He is a good Father who cares about His children and never neglects them.
So, again, you have no reason to fear: because He has redeemed/released you from the power of fear; because He knows you by name so He is personally involved in your life and knows what is going on; because You are His child and He loves you and will take care of you.
Have a great day. You have no reason to fear-- because He has redeemed you, knows you by name and you are His.
For further reading:
Isaiah 43:2; 41:13
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