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Four Promises from God That We All Need to Be Reminded Of

September 05, 2014
By Rev. Rick Calloway

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” – Isaiah 43:2-5

Life seems at times to be very difficult. We all face trials, tribulations, and hardships in this life. As well, we all have those feelings of inadequacy that seem to sweep over us as we attempt to earn a living and raise our children. During those times, we desperately need something to hold onto that will give us hope and a renewed sense of direction.

Isaiah 43:2-5 is a passage of Scripture that gives us four incredible promises that we need to carve into our memories for everyday living. Below are the three promises from Isaiah 43 that could change your perspective on whatever you may be facing today.

Promise #1 (Isaiah 43:2): Not only will God be with us through any trial we may face but also He promises to keep those trials from destroying us. God promises in this verse not to let the water go over our heads or the fires burn us up. Whatever you may be facing today, this promise assures us that our God is able to deliver us.

Promise #2 (Isaiah 43:3): In verse three, God reminds us that He is the Lord our God and that He alone is our Savior. God gave us His Son as a ransom for our sin so that we might have life and have it more abundantly as John 10:10 tells us. In the midst of a storm or when facing the daily challenges of life, what a great blessing it is to know that we belong to Him.

Promise #3 (Isaiah 43:4): Verse four tells us that we are precious and honored in His sight. I am sure that all of us at times feel so unworthy, inadequate, and unappreciated. God’s promise to us here is that those feelings just mentioned are all untrue. We all need to be reminded at times that God has a plan and purpose for our lives and that He values and loves us.

Promise #4 (Isaiah 43:5): In verse five, God tells us to not be afraid because He is with us. Because God lives within us as believers, we can live with an attitude of “no fear”. The storms we face may be very difficult but we do not have to fear.

I pray that these promises will encourage you today and give you a renewed sense of direction. I also pray that we will all hide these truths in our hearts so that when trouble does show up in our lives we can use these reminders to encourage our walk. I love you and love serving you!