Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.
With all the uncertainty in the world around us we can put our trust in God our Savior. We can face anything and not be afraid because God is our strength and our salvation. God loves you, He is always for you and He will always be there for you.
For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”
Whatever battles you are fighting, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, God is with you and He will fight for you. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and He will give you the victory against your enemies.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Everyone has days when they feel discouraged, when they feel like giving up or when they just have a really bad day. Those are the days when all you can do is turn to God and give it all to Him. When you do, He reminds you that no matter what you’re going through He is with you and He’ll never leave you.
Doing the will of God can at times be lonely. Not everyone will understand or support what you are doing. That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with likeminded people. Even so, there may be times when you still feel alone and it may feel like everyone has deserted you. But, know that you are not alone the Lord, your God is with you. He is on your side and he will give you the strength to carry out his purpose.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
The prophecy revealed the birth of Jesus and they will call Him Immanuel, which means God with us. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and is always with us to the end of the age. This was all part of God’s divine plan for the salvation of man and to restore fellowship between God and man. How wonderful to know that God loves us, is with us and will never leave us.
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
Thanksgiving Day is over and not everyone has or was able to spend time with family and friends. For some, the holidays can be lonely and even a sad time. I sometimes feel it too. I miss loved ones that have passed and those who can’t be near me. But we are not alone, God is with us in every moment of every day. If we focus on the Lord, his goodness, and our blessings He will get us through it.
Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
God is telling you not to be afraid because He is with you. What better reassurance can you get? God Himself is saying that you shouldn’t be frightened because He is your God and He’s going to be with you to strengthen you, help you, and defend you not because you are righteous but because He is. Knowing that God is on your side should make you fearless.