Read Isaiah 43. A love letter to His people.
It seems recently, that there is an increasing attack on God’s people. The enemy of our souls is trying to separate us from the Savior of our souls. God, however, has promised that nothing can separate us from His love. We can trust that He will stand by His word. He cannot lie. We can rest assured that what He has promised, He will fulfill.
When we walk through the flood waters of trials and struggle against the river of constant stress, we can rest on the fact that He, the God Who loves us, has our back. While we may sometimes wonder why things happen and can’t always see our way ahead, we know that our Lord and Savior has already set our path straight. He has a plan in place for us. That plan is set on an eternal time frame and not our time frame. We see things from a human point of view. It is rarely easy to see where we are going, and very difficult to develop the patience to wait on the Lord.
We can trust that the Lord is with us in the refining fires. While He is making us as pure gold, and while He is allowing the dross to be burned away, He stands beside us. He is with us when He allows the pruning in our lives. He desires us to bear a higher quality fruit and we can only do that if we allow Him to trim away the excess limbs and the dead branches in our lives.
There is nothing easy about living the life of service to the Redeemer and Lover of our souls. Jesus walked a lonely and difficult path in obedience to His Father. He did not have it easy but He felt we were worth the price He had to pay. Isaiah 43:4 tells us that we are precious and honored in His sight and that He loves us. He, God, paid a high price for us so that He could give us an eternity of beauty and joy. While serving the Lord is never easy, His love and wisdom and guidance can make it easier. Remembering that we are His people and that He calls us by name shows how much He loves us. He knows the number of hairs on our head and the thoughts and dreams in our hearts. He is ours and we are His. He loves us.