Friday, January 9, 2015

The God We Serve

"Even to your old age and gray hairs
          I am He, I am He who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
          I will sustain you and I will rescue you."
                                                           (Isaiah 46:4)

"Remember the former things, those of long ago;
          I am God, and there is no other;
          I am God, and there is none like Me."
                                                           (Isaiah 46:9)

These words were spoken to a rebellious people who were being drawn back to God. The prophet Isaiah was sent to call Israel to turn back to God and to declare that was coming for those who didn't follow God.

In the midst of it, God reminds His people of Who He is and how He will look after them - how He will care for His people. God desired for His people to turn back to Him. He loved them and He would bring them through the challenges.

The God Who said these words to Israel is the same God we follow today. He loves and cares for us. He want sot bring us through everything that comes our way in life - the good and the bad.

In these verses, God says He will sustain, carry us, and rescue us - all because He made us.

God will sustain us. He will be exactly what we need to get through anything that comes our way. Because God is with us, we will be able to hold on to the end to endure.

God will carry us. When we don't think we can possibly get up again when life seems to have handed us one more blow that we could possibly get up from, God will carry us through. He won't leave us on our own. He will carry us when we don't have the strength to stand or take another step.

God will rescue us. When we have walked off the path and gotten ourselves into a situation we can't get out of on our own, God will rescue us from it. All we have to do is ask Him - cry out to Him - and He will come and rescue us.

God is God. He stands alone. There are no other gods that human hands have made that can take His place. There are none like Him. We can be sure that the God we choose to follow will not leave us alone.

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