Isaiah 41:10 (Amplified Bible) ~ Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.
This passage brings such great comfort to my life today as I’m sure it did for Israel when it was first declared. God is simply saying, “I have not forgotten you.” Although your circumstances can seem overwhelming as the light at the end of the tunnel is slowly dimming, and you feel as though you can’t find your way, God is declaring “I have not forgotten you.” At times you can feel as if you are alone and no one cares, but remember that we have a Heavenly Father that loves and cares for us. We can find solace and assurance in His promises.
Hebrews 13:5(Amplified Bible) ~ Let your [a]character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] [b]Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor [c]give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [d][I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor [e]let [you] down ([f]relax My hold on you)! [[g]Assuredly not!]
His faithfulness is from generation to generation. (Psalm 119:89-90). It didn’t end with those in the Bible, thankfully His faithfulness continues on. You have the same hope, therefore, it is imperative that you discover what God has to say about your circumstances, your dilemmas, your problems, your peace, your joy, your health, your finances, your family, your heart, your mind, and your marriage. God has made provisions for every area of our lives if we would only put our trust in Him.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (Amplified Bible) - Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
God wants us to be our very best. He wants His children to be happy and complete. Don’t believe the lie that God is not concerned about you or that you don’t matter. You matter so much to God that He gave his only begotten son to die for you (John 3:16). He died that your sins be forgiven, that you have joy unspeakable, that you would have peace, and that you would never have to feel alone. He wants to replace your pain, anxieties, fears, sadness, hopelessness, loneliness, and despair with His love and peace.
Jeremiah 29:11 (Amplified Bible) - For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare (well-being, happiness, prosperity, health, safety)and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
The Bible is full of God’s promises from cover to cover. These are promises that we can rely on if we believe. We have faith in things that will ultimately let us down whether it be our health, education, connections, our careers, and often times our bank accounts. What happens when what we possess no longer meets a need in our lives? What happens when the people we put our confidence in let us down? When we can’t find what we need in things and people, we become disappointed when in fact we don’t have the right to because things and people were not designed to fulfill areas in our lives that only God can fill. Sure, having money, a great career, education friends and awesome life experiences enhances our lives, yet…..we can find ourselves feeling empty. We discover that we have needs that cannot be fulfilled by our accomplishments or people. God promises are sure. God cannot fail nor lie.
Hebrews 6:17-19 (AMP) - 17 Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath. 18 This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us].19 [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot [a]break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope] that reaches [b]farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil,
Be encouraged, and remember God has not forgotten you.