“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2
Have you ever found yourself overcome by fear? You are so afraid that your body is temporarily paralyzed. Fear is such a powerful emotion that when it washes over us we need to look at our thoughts. When your eyes are focused on your fear you can’t see God. You are blinded by this emotion and forgot to look for God.
Isaiah 12:2 is an extremely important passage for our faith. Another way to say “God is my salvation” is, Behold the God of my salvation. In Psalm 88:1 it says, “Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you.” The second half of the verse is repeated almost verbatim from Exodus 15:2. Both passages are pointing to the fact that God is our salvation, and hence, our defense. God saved us so that we can rely on him and find a safe haven in him. We have no reason to be afraid because God is always with us.
God wants us to trust in Him. He shares in this verse that He is our strength and song. If we think about this truth and the fact that He is our salvation, our emotions will eventually get caught up in this instead of fear. So today, if fear has been an issue in your life, be encouraged. Focus on God and your emotions will get in line too. Focus on the goodness of God and choose to let Him be your strength.
Sophomore Abby Stillo
- SCS Parent Teacher Organization President & Team: Melissa Linrude, Jaime Schaefer
- Give thanks for the indescribable gift of Jesus.
- Luke 6:46-49: Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”