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.
– Isaiah 41:9-10 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
Isaiah prophesies that even though Israel is rebellious, God is with her. This shows that no matter what past mistake haunts you, God will not forsake his children. Even if you feel that the journey has been hard and you are a long way from home, God is here to hold you by His power. His love is greater than the most challenging circumstances, and His power is greater than the most overwhelming difficulties.