October 16, 2019 Daily Devotional
Read: Isaiah 43
“But now this is what Adonai says, He who created you, Jacob, He who formed you, Israel: ‘Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I am calling you by your name; you are mine. When you pass through water, I will be with you; when you pass through rivers, they will not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire, you will not be scorched—the flame will not burn you.’” (Isaiah 43:1, 2 CJSB)
God says, “I have created you, formed you, redeemed you, named you, and am calling you by the name I gave you. You are mine. I will be with you. You will not be overwhelmed, scorched or burned.” These are not simply words of hope, but, even more so, words of truthful realization. Our redemption and identity is nowhere and in no one else, but God. So look only to Father - Son - Holy Spirit. Whether you are beginning, continuing, or ending this day, God says, within the tension, there is no need to be tense. Instead of existing within the destructive forces of water, rivers, and fire, simply, in body, spirit, and mind, lean back and rest in the peace of God.
Today's Meditation: In God alone
Look to the East,