Saturday, June 09, 2007

Reflection on Isaiah 41:8-10

Isaiah 41:8 - 10
"But you, O Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Dear Lord as I read this passage it is a reminder again of who you are in my life. The One who has chosen me, called me, took me from the ends of the earth. The One who does not reject me as others do, the One who says, ‘I am with you’, the One who is my God and who will strengthen and help me and uphold me. Thank you Father, that you are all these things to me. Because you have chosen and called me, I need not fear the unknown or the uncertainty that surrounds me because you are fully committed to me and you have all the resources available at Your hand to provide for every single one of my needs. Thank you God for being with me, that I need not be dismayed, that I need not lose hope in times of difficulty or crisis because you are indeed my God. The One who is my high tower, my shield, my fortress and foundation. The One who stands with me, walks with me and talks with me, The One who is my refuge. The One who enables me to stand on solid ground and to not be shaken. Jesus thank you that you are my all in all. Thank you for your ever present help and desire to strengthen me on a continual basis so that I can live in this world but not be of it. Thank you, that I can do all things through You who strengthens me.

Lord what does it mean for you to uphold me with your righteous right hand?

When the path is not clear, I am your Shepherd, I will lead you through the narrow gate and show you the way you should go. I will give you all the resources you need to accomplish that which I have purposed for your life. I will guide you through the fog so that you will be led to the clear path. I will be that gentle whisper that touches your heart and lays impressions on your mind. I will give you peace at night when chaos surrounds you. I will guard your heart when there is emotional turmoil surrounding you. I am for you not against you. I will not leave you alone for you are my child, the one whom I love and whom I created. You are significant to me because I created and shaped you so my desire is always to uphold you when you stumble. I will give you firm ground to stand on and to make the rocky places smooth and the ground level so that you can stand with confidence. When I uphold you with my righteous right hand, I am lifting you above the miry pit of disllusionment and I am giving you hope to press on and the courage to take risks for my sake. Life with me is always an adventure but it is an adventure with meaning and purpose. It is not one that is aimless with no conclusion because I am the Alpha and Omega…the beginning and the end and with Me, you will know what to do and when to do it for I will instruct you in the way you should go. When I uphold you with my righteous right hand, fatigue, exhaustion and weariness will lift, for you will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. You will encounter a peace that cannot be explained in the wordly sense and you will know that that peace is something that transcends your emotions and your understanding of the visible reality around you.

5 comments:

tedrasharon said...

Shalom.
Thank you:I found this is a dark place & know it is truth,Light.May God Bless you in a new & unexpected way.With His Love,
TedraSharon Lamoureux-deats

Anonymous said...

Lisa
I really enjoyed the reflection of Isaiah 41:8-10. It inspired me so much. I was studying my lesson, and sometime we take life for granted and do not realized how bless we are in Christ. He's our every need. All things are in Him. God loves us so much. He supply all our needs. I will take this prayer and added to my prayer, it is so true.
Thank Again, for an awesome prayer,
May God Bless You Always,
Sandra B.

evangelistic said...

thank God for using you writing this God bless

NYC Stylista said...

I needed this more than you can know. Thank you, and thank God for inspiring you to write this. I may need to read it 75 more times, and I will! Thank you again, I have been blessed by this prayer!

NYC Stylista said...

I needed this more than you can know. Thank you, and thank God for inspiring you to write this. I may need to read it 75 more times, and I will! Thank you again, I have been blessed by this prayer!