A double dose of encouragement for us!
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 41:10
God's story through the history of his people, Israel, is one of
triumph, protection, and faithfulness. God is with us. God cares
for us. God hears our prayers. God longs to bless and protect us.
God longs to strengthen and uphold us. Let's put our hope in him.
O God, you are my God, and I long to bring you honor and glory.
Please stir my courage to live victoriously and passionately for
you. I trust that as I display your character and live for your
glory that you will strengthen and uphold me by your mighty
presence within me and by your mighty arm of grace around me. In
you I have placed my hope. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.