“…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.” Isaiah 41:10
This little reminder is sitting on my desk. In the past few weeks, I keep coming back to these words. They’re becoming a source of comfort, joy, and rest in my life.
The past several months have been an interesting time in my life. The Lord has been so good and faithful, and He is teaching my heart so very much. Yet many days, it seems that Satan would be pleased to hinder the work of God, and I wrestle with anxiety, guilt, and fears of all kinds. Many days have been spent in inward introspection, fretting about my own imperfections, my own fears, and my own shame. I’ve wondered how I will ever live a life pleasing to God, when there are so many ways I falter on a daily basis.
But then, there is this.
HE IS FAITHFUL.
He is faithfully leading me (Psalm 23:3).
He is faithfully loving me (Exodus 34:6; Romans 8:35).
He is faithfully sanctifying me (Romans 8:28-29).
He is faithfully providing for me (Genesis 22:14; Matthew 6:32-33; 1 Corinthians 10:13).
He is faithful when I am not (2 Timothy 2:13).
Upon this I can rest, that though I am imperfect, He is my perfect Lord. He is leading me through life, granting all that my heart needs to be more like Him (Romans 8:32). He grants good days and dark days alike, knowing exactly what my heart needs to grow in grace and truth. He loves me the same on days when I follow Him well, and days when I fail and falter. He holds me by the hand, and will walk with me until the day I see Him face to face. Because of this, I can rest in Him. I can cease from striving to be good enough, worthy enough, and holy enough. I can rest in His righteousness, and in His completed work of salvation, knowing that I am dearly loved in Him.
All because He is faithful.